‘Chelsea coach immediately puts Red Devil on the wish list’

‘Chelsea coach immediately puts Red Devil on the wish list’
‘Chelsea coach immediately puts Red Devil on the wish list’

Chelsea FC’s new owners proved this week that there is little room for patience in their project. After less than ten official games this season, coach Thomas Tuchel was already evicted. And less than 48 hours later, Graham Potter was already appointed a successor at Stamford Bridge.


After Chelsea were only sixth in the Premier League at 10 out of 18 and lost their first Champions League match on Tuesday, new strongman Todd Boehly decided that enough was enough for Tuchel. In a telephone conversation of allegedly 10 minutes, he informed the German trainer that their ways are separating and that he could empty his office in the training center. After Tuchel’s resignation, the board immediately switched and it soon became clear that Potter was the obvious candidate to take over.

And the American owners seem to have enough faith that the Englishman is the right man to build a long-term project. For example, Chelsea paid more than 20 million euros to buy the trainer and some of his assistants at Brighton. In addition, Potter immediately signed a five-year contract. So even if things go wrong in the current vintage, he needn’t worry too much. The general expectation is that he can leave his mark on the player core in the coming mercato’s.

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In principle, Potter already has a lot of player material available, but a few targeted purchases in January are by no means excluded. In particular, an extra flank attacker is high on the wish list. Bee The Daily Express some potential targets have already been put forward such as Anthony Gordon (Everton) and Rafael Leao (AC Milan), but the name of Leandro Trossard is also mentioned. The Red Devil has developed excellently at Brighton and worked very well with Potter there. Moreover, it is a much cheaper alternative than Gordon and Leao. So wait and see whether the alleged interest becomes concrete.

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