Chelsea sack Graham Potter, may hire Julian Nagelsmann as new manager

Reports from England suggest that former Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann is the frontrunner to become the new Chelsea manager, following the sack of Graham Potter on Sunday night.

Potter was sacked as head coach, following the Blues’ 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa, which saw them slip into the bottom half of the Premier League table.

Bruno Saltor will take charge as interim head coach, with Chelsea set to host Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday before travelling to Wolves next weekend.

Potter’s number two Billy Reid has also left the club.

Assistant coach Bjorn Hamberg and goalkeeper coach Ben Roberts will remain and assist Bruno.

A club statement read: “Chelsea FC has announced that Graham Potter has departed the club. Graham has agreed to collaborate with the club to facilitate a smooth transition.

“In his time with the club, Graham has taken us to the quarter-final of the Champions League, where we will face Real Madrid. Chelsea would like to thank Graham for all his efforts and contribution and wish him well for the future.”

Potter, who left Brighton for Chelsea in September, had repeatedly stated that despite the club’s struggles he felt he had the full support of the owners at Stamford Bridge.

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