Chelsea are ‘going to back’ manager Graham Potter despite a poor run of results, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
The 47-year-old made the move to Stamford Bridge from Brighton and Hove Albion back in September 2022, but hasn’t made the start to life he would have wanted.
The Blues have secured just one win in their last nine games across all competitions, which has recently seen the boss coming under increased pressure, with supporters even heard chanting one of Thomas Tuchel’s old songs during the FA Cup defeat to Manchester City.
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Sheth says that the Chelsea hierarchy remain in full support of Potter despite the worrying form and fan protests. He said:
“I think they want to back him, because it would’ve been pointless hiring him, if you’re not going to give him that opportunity of at least one or two transfer windows, particularly a summer one.
“And I think all the noises we’re getting from Chelsea is that they’re going to back Graham Potter and give him that time to develop.”
TIF thoughts on Potter’s future…
Chelsea’s results of late certainly haven’t been as good as what is expected of them, but Potter does deserve more time to prove that he’s the right man for the job.
The Solihull-born coach has won eight and drawn four of his 19 matches in the dugout, so he clearly has something capable of racking up points (Transfermarkt).
Reports have suggested that the club are planning a squad clear-out this month, and Potter bringing in some of his own new players could be just what he needs to get the team ticking again.