Luis Enrique: Chelsea Reportedly Shortlist Former Barcelona Boss As Potential Replacement for Graham Potter

Luis Enrique: Chelsea Reportedly Shortlist Former Barcelona Boss As Potential Replacement for Graham Potter

  • Graham Potter has come under increasing pressure after a difficult start to life at Stamford Bridge
  • Chelsea is currently experiencing one of their worst seasons in recent years under the Englishman
  • Reports claim that the Blues are already lining up Luis Enrique as a possible replacement for Potter
  • Enrique is currently unattached, having quit his role as Spain boss after an underwhelming World Cup campaign in Qatar

Chelsea has reportedly shortlisted Luis Enrique as a potential replacement for Graham Potter should they decide to sack the Englishman.

Potter has come under immense scrutiny since his appointment as the Blues' boss back in September 2022.

The former Brighton manager was appointed to the role to succeed Thomas Tuchel who had been sacked at the time.

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Graham Potter looks dejected following the team's defeat in the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage. Photo by Clive Rose.
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However, Potter has been unable to steady the ship at Stamford Bridge, leaving the tactician under growing pressure.

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According to The Sun, Chelsea is currently having one of their poorest seasons in recent years, with goalless draws against Liverpool and Fulham all they have to show for so far despite their spending spree during the January transfer window.

Enrique targeted to replace Potter

Reports in Spain now suggest that Chelsea could move for Enrique should they decide to get rid of Potter.

Fichajes claims that Potter is under pressure to turn things around, with the Blues eyeing another manager as a possible replacement.

While Potter's job is understood not to be under immediate risk, the publication asserts that Enrique is someone the club are following closely.

The former Barcelona boss is currently out of a job having stepped down as the Spain national team boss after the 2022 World Cup.

Enrique quit his role after La Roja's underwhelming campaign in Qatar where they crashed out of the round of 16 after a defeat to minnows Morocco.

Chelsea eyeing Oliver Glasner

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has reportedly emerged as the firm favourite to take over from Graham Potter if Chelsea sacks the Englishman.

Potter has found himself on the receiving end in recent weeks following the Blues' frustrating run of form.

Reports claim that the Blues initially made contact with the Austrian while hunting for a successor to Thomas Tuchel before they eventually settled on Potter.

Glasner has enjoyed a significant rise to prominence after impressing since his arrival at Eintracht Frankfurt back in 2021.