Chelsea Fans React to Reports Enrique Could Be Hired if Potter Is Sacked

Chelsea Fans React to Reports Enrique Could Be Hired if Potter Is Sacked

  • Chelsea hired Graham Potter just over four months ago after sacking Thomas Tuchel
  • There is increasing pressure on him to deliver results with the club firmly rooted in ninth
  • He could be replaced by former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique which has got fans talking

Chelsea's usual tradition under former owner, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich was hiring and firing managers. He had 15 managers during his 19 years reign in charge of the club, 12 permanent and three interims.

Todd Boehly's led consortium vowed to change that tradition, evident in giving Graham Potter a five-year contract after the English manager was hired to replace Champions League winning manager Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea is currently ninth and have only won twice since football resumed after the World Cup, which has led to speculations the former Brighton manager is walking on a tightrope.

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Luis Enrique could replace Graham Potter at Chelsea if he is sacked. Photos by Simon Bruty/Darren Walsh.
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Chelsea eye Enrique as Potter's replacement

As reported by Sports Brief, the London club eye former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique as the top candidate to replace Potter if results do not change soon.

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Following his departure from the Spain national team after their disappointing World Cup outing, Enrique made known his desire to return to management at club side, as reported by The Athletic.

Fans' reaction to Enrique rumours

The fans of the two-time Champions League winner did not receive the news well, not because they are pleased with the state of the club under Potter, but they want patience and do not want the same technique as under Roman.

@bos417 wrote:

If you want Potter to succeed, he has to be given time, especially given the board’s transfer strategy, which looks all over the place at the moment.

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@jo_loe10 wrote:

Changing manager again would never bring instant impact. Chelsea should trust in the process in order to gain success again.

@ChelseaDashboa1 wrote:

Not again. If this happens , it will be the same situation like we had in the Abrahamovich era. We have to give Potter a full season with his own signings + A pre season and squad with Deadwood cleared.

@Mann_922 wrote:

Potter was doing great at Brighton... It's understandable that when a great opportunity comes, you take it. Chelsea should keep faith in the decision they made. Results are not visible now but they shouldn't do the same thing again, firing a coach in the middle of something.

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Sports Brief earlier reported Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea's third spell under new ownership and had reached out to Todd Boehly when it was announced Roman had sold the club to the American.

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The Special One was twice hired by the Russian owner and endeared himself to the Blues faithful with his winning mentality, style of play and controversies in press conferences.

He started the Roman era and wanted to start the Boehly era as well, but he was already at Italian club AS Roma and the Americans had other plans.