Chelsea have potential Potter replacement ‘mind’ and already ‘knocked’ the door of double-winning coach
Graham Potter’s potential replacement, Hansi Flick, has reportedly been considered by Chelsea.
The Blues had previously “knocked” on the sextuple-winning manager’s door before the Englishman succeeded Thomas Tuchel as manager. Nevertheless, given German’s obligations abroad, it is regarded as a very unlikely appointment.
“I have heard that Graham Potter’s replacement, Hansi Flick, is being considered. I am aware of the rumors that circulated following his sighting at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s match against Fulham. He was there as a result of Kai Havertz, according to the BILD reporter.
“Back when Marina Granovskaia had a position with the club, Chelsea was knocking on Flick’s door. Hansi Flick also informed me that there were currently active discussions with Tottenham. However, he later decided to accept the position of Bundestrainer (head coach of Germany).
“But this time, a middleman—not Todd Boehly—knocked on Hansi Flick’s door. Flick declined to comment when I asked him about it. He could simply deny it, which would be simpler. But he didn’t, so you can see that there is something there, but Hansi Flick will not consider it because he wants to continue leading Germany for the 2024 European Championships, which will take place on German soil.”
Despite having a strong start to life in London with three straight victories, Potter has only managed two more victories in the league games that have come after a 2-0 away victory at Villa Park, giving the English coach a win percentage of 33% from his first 15 league games in charge.
It’s worth noting that, given the late start, having a successful first season was not going to be easy. Furthermore, when taking into account bedding-in periods, an additional influx of signings made in the January window will undoubtedly increase the difficulty of the task.
But with Todd Boehly proving to be just as ruthless as his predecessor, Roman Abramovich, Chelsea supporters may be saying goodbye to their manager at the end of the season if will not qualify for Champions League.