Graham Potter: Four Managers Who Could Replace the Chelsea Boss if Todd Boehly Makes a Decision

Graham Potter: Four Managers Who Could Replace the Chelsea Boss if Todd Boehly Makes a Decision

  • Chelsea boss Graham Potter is in hot water at the club despite being appointed less than three months ago
  • The Blues are currently on a poor run of form, and his manager position has come under increased scrutiny
  • Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has shown the ruthlessness of his predecessor, but the World Cup break may save Potter

A run of poor results has seen Chelsea manager Graham Potter come under increased pressure from fans, with some calling for the former Brighton boss to be fired.

Despite only being appointed manager in early September, Potter could be walking on thin ice, with no Premier League win in Chelsea's last six matches.

Mauricio Pochettino, PSG, Chelsea, Graham Potter, Todd Boehly
Mauricio Pochettino has been out of a job since PSG sacked him and could be next in line for Chelsea. Photo by David Ramos.
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Potter's Chelsea suffered their third successive defeat in the league, at the hands of Newcastle United on Saturday, November 12. This was the first time they have lost three straight games since 2015, according to the BBC.

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They head into the World Cup break eight on the table, 16 points off fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

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Boehly began his Chelsea reign in ruthless fashion, sacking Thomas Tuchel after a poor start to the season. However, the World Cup break came at the right time for Potter, who was under intense pressure from fans.

According to Football London, here are managers that could replace Potter if he is shown the door.

Four replacement managers for Potter

1. Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino's appointment would likely cause outrage among Chelsea fans, since he coached a direct rival in Tottenham. However, he has proven to be a competent manager in the Premier League and would definitely fit in at Stamford Bridge.

2. Brendan Rodgers

Rodgers would be a controversial appointment as he was close to getting sacked by Leicester City this season. However, he has made the Foxes a perennial top-four contender. In 2014, he challenged for the league title in 2014 with Liverpool, something which Boehly might welcome.

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3. Didier Deschamps

Boehly might consider a 2018 World Cup winner with France and a former Chelsea player. However, hiring an international manager for club football may be a gamble. Still, he has tremendous experience in managing stars on the biggest stage.

Didier Deschamps, France, Chelsea, Graham Potter, World Cup
Didier Deschamps will lead France to the 2022 World Cup, but could he also lead the Blues? Photo by Jose Breton.
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4. Ruben Amorim

The Sporting CP manager would be an exciting manager. His team employs a gung-ho style, which may be risky, but fans might prefer the entertainment. Still, he is a fairly young coach who is learning on the job and may have an outside chance.

Chelsea fans want Potter sacked

Sports Brief earlier reported on Chelsea fans asking for Potter to be sacked after a terrible run of results.

The Englishman was handed the Stamford Bridge role back in September, replacing Thomas Tuchel, who had been sacked after overseeing a poor string of games.

The Blues were humbled 1-0 by a clinical Newcastle side at St. James Park on November 12, with Joe Willock's goal enough to down the visitors.