Chelsea announce departure of Potter

2 Apr 2023
Graham Potter Chelsea

Head coach leaves after less than seven months in charge and with the club sat in the bottom half

Related Articles
Club Statement External Link
Osman: Potter had so much to manage at Chelsea
Rodgers leaves as Leicester manager

Chelsea have confirmed that head coach Graham Potter has departed the club.

He leaves after Chelsea dropped to 11th place following a 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa this weekend. 

They have won only two of their last nine Premier League matches but have reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, where they will play Real Madrid.

Race for Europe

Position Pos Club Played Pl GD Points Pts
6 Brighton & Hove Albion BHA 38 +19 62
7 Aston Villa AVL 38 +5 61
8 Tottenham Hotspur TOT 38 +7 60
9 Brentford BRE 38 +12 59
10 Fulham FUL 38 +2 52
11 Crystal Palace CRY 38 -9 45
View More

The club have announced that Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as interim head coach.

The Spaniard joined Potter at Chelsea and is better remembered for his time at Brighton & Hove Albion, where he spent seven years as a player, guiding them to Premier League promotion in 2017 as captain.

"On behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Graham sincerely for his contribution to Chelsea," Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said on the club's official website.

"We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person. He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.

"We will put every effort and commitment into every one of those games so that we can end the season on a high."

TV Info

Chelsea are back in action on Tuesday as they welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge.

Following Brendan Rodgers' departure from Leicester City earlier today, 13 managers have now departed this season, the most of any campaign in Premier League history. It's also the seventh time a manager has left their club in 2023.

Latest Videos

More Videos