Graham Potter steps down as Chelsea manager

The London team, Real Madrid’s rival in the Champions League quarterfinals, is left in the hands of Spanish Bruno Saltor


The English coach Graham Potter ended his time at Chelsea this Sunday after just seven months in charge, after his defeat (0-2) against Aston Villa on Saturday in the Premier that keeps the London team away from the European positions.

“Chelsea FC announces that Graham Potter has left the club. Graham has agreed to work with the club to facilitate a smooth transition,” the English team said in an official statement around midnight.

The ‘blue’ squad is eleventh, 12 points behind the Champions League zone, and in 10 days they have the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Real Madrid. Spaniard Bruno Saltor will take charge of Chelsea on an “interim basis”.

Potter, a former Brighton coach, arrived in London in September to replace Thomas Tuchel and, despite a million-dollar investment, he has not managed to relaunch a club that once again takes an unexpected turn with the season facing its final stretch.