Graham Potter Rejects Premier League Job Days After Chelsea Sack

Graham Potter Rejects Premier League Job Days After Chelsea Sack

Rene Otinga
April 4, 2023 at 7:30 AM
  • Graham Potter has reportedly declined to take over as Leicester City manager
  • The offer, according to reports, came hours after he was dismissed by Chelsea
  • The 47-year old wants to bide his time before deciding on his next assignment

Graham Potter has somehow turned down the chance to make a sensational return to football management, according to reports.

On April 3, it was reported that Potter was a favourite to take over from Brendan Rodgers, who was dismissed by the Foxes on Sunday - the same day Potter also lost his job at Chelsea.

Potter was dismissed after seven months in charge of the Blues and he left with the club in 11th place.

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Graham Potter is uninterested in the Leicester job, according to reports. Photo by Visionhaus
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The Foxes are huge admirers of Potter and have kept him on their radar since the Englishman’s Brighton days.

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However, according to TalkSport, he will not jump at the chance to manage Leicester, who are in an intense battle against relegation. The club is currently in 19th place on the log, two points adrift of safety.

The report further states Potter will 'take a break from the game' and will make a decision on his next destination in the summer.

Potter’s Chelsea downfall

As Chelsea boss, Potter’s reign was anything but easy. In 22 league games, he only managed to win seven, losing eight and managing seven other draws.

The fact that he accrued more losses than wins after the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday proved to be the final straw for co-owner Todd Boehly, who decided to axe the manager despite initially claiming he would not operate like his predecessor, Roman Abramovic.

At the moment, Bruno Saltor is in charge of Chelsea on an interim basis and his first task is a tricky fixture against Liverpool on April 4.

Meanwhile, names like Luis Enrique, Mauricio Pochettino, and Julian Nagelsmann are in the rumour mill as far as Potter’s successor at Stamford Bridge is concerned.

Chelsea stars approve Potter's exit

Sports Brief also reported on a curious incident that saw two Chelsea stars 'liking' a post announcing Potter’s sacking as manager.

The duo of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria liked an Instagram post which confirmed the Englishman was out.

Incidentally, both players had endured a difficult period under Potter, with the pair barely featuring on the pitch during his tenure.

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