Chelsea manager Graham Potter has been fired after their 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa saw them slip into the bottom half of the Premier League table
A club statement read, “Chelsea FC have 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. Bruno Saltor will take charge of the team as Interim Head Coach.”
The statement added that Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said, “On behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Graham sincerely for his contribution to Chelsea. We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person. He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.
“Along with our incredible fans, we will all be getting behind Bruno and the team as we focus on the rest of the season.”
The club said they had 10 Premier League games remaining and a Champions League quarter final ahead and would put every effort and commitment into every one of those games so that they could end the season on a high.