Graham Potter is not going to be sacked if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League

Chelsea’s new head coach Graham Potter can be given adequate time to implement his technique at Stamford Bridge, and his job will not be underneath menace even when the bold Blues fail to qualify for the Champions League, in accordance with studies within the UK media.

Ex-Brighton boss Potter, 47, was put in as the brand new Chelsea boss on Thursday – a day faraway from Thomas Tuchel’s shock sacking by new proprietor Todd Boehly after the free-spending Premier League giants’ lower than spectacular begin to the brand new marketing campaign.

However whereas the earlier Abramovich-led regime had an unstated coverage {that a} high 4 end and qualification for the Champions League was the minimal expectation from a Chelsea head coach, the US-based Boehly – who fronted the consortium which bought the membership from Roman Abramovich in Might – is known to have requested Potter to supervise a tradition change in Southwest London. 

Chelsea are at present sixth within the Premier League desk, two locations and three factors behind fourth-placed Brighton and misplaced their first Champions League recreation of the season away to Dinamo Zagreb, in what proved to be Tuchel’s closing recreation in cost – a match which got here somewhat over yr faraway from when the German boss gained Chelsea’s second-ever Champions League crown in Portugal in opposition to English rivals Manchester Metropolis.

Potter, although, is alleged to have been tasked with overseeing a tradition change at Chelsea as a part of Boehly’s long-term technique to construct a brand new period on the membership – however in an effort to present a basis for achievement it’s understood that Potter has been knowledgeable that barring a precipitous drop in type, his job can be secure no matter the place they end within the Premier League on the finish of the season.

Chelsea have completed exterior the highest 4 simply twice previously ten seasons. On each events, the supervisor (Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte) was fired.

Reviews point out that Boehly sees a similarity between Potter and Andrew Friedman: the person employed by his LA Dodgers baseball group as its president of sporting operations in 2014, and it’s thought that the brand new Chelsea hierarchy see similarities between him and Potter of their talents to take advantage of the property out there to them.

Friedman has beforehand excelled on the helm of certainly one of baseball’s ‘lesser’ groups, the Tampa Bay Rays.

Potter, who inked a five-year contract with Chelsea, will doubtless additionally draw confidence from how Boehly and the Dodgers have caught with their solely managerial appointment so far, Dave Roberts, who was employed in 2015 and stays a agency fixture on the MLB franchise.

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