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5 managers who could replace Graham Potter at Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel, who won the UEFA Champions League in 2021, was fired as Chelsea manager in September 2022 due to a string of disappointing results. Fans were hoping for a quick turnaround when Graham Potter, who had led Brighton & Hove Albion for an impressive period of time, was hired as his replacement.

Potter’s Chelsea career began with a disappointing 1-1 draw against RB Salzburg, a team in the same group as Chelsea in the Champions League. However, he quickly recovered and won five straight games in all competitions. Chelsea has only won three of 12 games in all tournaments since that blistering run in October, losing six games and drawing three.

When it comes to managers, Chelsea has a history of being brutal, rarely giving them time to recover from a crisis. Potter is unquestionably in jeopardy at the moment when the Blues have lost five of their last seven competitive games.

In light of this, in the following section, we will examine five managers who might take over if Potter is fired as Chelsea’s manager. Let’s get right to it, so let’s get started:

#5 John Terry

During his 22 years at Chelsea, academy graduate John Terry established himself as an undisputed all-time great. The Londoners’ former England international played in a staggering 715 senior-team games and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League.

In 2018, Terry took over as Villa’s assistant manager, one year after leaving the then-championship club Aston Villa. He helped Villa win promotion to the Premier League the following year. He returned to Chelsea two years later (in 2021), working with Chelsea’s academy graduates to prepare them for the big leagues.

Terry is a true club legend who would have the support of the fans. Terry could very well become a surprise hit at Stamford Bridge if Boehly and co. choose to overlook his lack of experience as a top-tier coach.

#4 Ruben Amorim

The manager of Sporting CP, Ruben Amorim, is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most exciting coaches. In his first season, Amorim led Sporting to the Portuguese championship (2020-21). Sporting finished second in the following season and played entertaining football all season long.

Given that the young manager has never led a team in one of the top five European leagues, Amorim’s appointment could be seen as a gamble. Amorim, on the other hand, ought to be a candidate to think about if Chelsea wants to change things up.

Amorim has a track record of playing football that draws attention and has a talent for raising morale on the team. Amorim’s optimism may be just what the Blues need to get back on track after going through everything they’ve been through since the start of the season.

#3 Luis Enrique

As one of the most successful managers who aren’t working, Luis Enrique could be a great choice for Chelsea. Chelsea could greatly benefit from the Spanish genius’s ability to strike a balance between expansive attacking play and defensive resilience.

Following Spain’s exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup’s Round-of-16 stage, Luis Enrique recently resigned as Spain’s manager. Enrique led Barcelona to a treble in the 2014–15 season. Enrique might be tempted to lead one of Europe’s most prestigious clubs if the Blues make him a lucrative offer.

#2 Zinedine Zidane

According to numerous sources, the former manager of Real Madrid Zidane aspired to succeed Didier Deschamps as the manager of France. Deschamps is expected to lead France for the foreseeable future, however, given that Les Bleus advanced to the World Cup final in 2022.

The seasoned coach has renewed his contract with France, stipulating that he will remain with the team until June 2026. Zidane could finally return to management with an ambitious club now that the French job is gone.

The manager who has won the Champions League three times and La Liga twice may just be the one the Pensioners need.

He has a lot of big-game experience, can compete with the best tacticians, and knows how to deal with the biggest egos in the locker room. Overall, Zidane may be the ideal acquisition for the West Londoners.

#1 Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino is the most likely candidate to take over if Harry Potter is fired. Pochettino was fired from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the end of the 2021–22 season.

During his five years as manager of Spurs (2014-2019), the former manager led the team to great heights. The Argentine manager led the team to the Champions League final in 2018-19 with an engaging style of play.

The Lilywhites failed the ultimate test, falling to Liverpool in the championship game. Pochettino led PSG to the Ligue 1 title in France in the 2021–22 season, but that was not enough to save his job.

Chelsea supporters may be offended by Pochettino’s lack of trophy collection, but his wealth of Premier League experience may enable him to quickly adapt.

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