Chelsea’s hierarchy will be looking at potential replacements for under-fire manager Graham Potter according to talkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor.
Following the west London club’s 1-0 defeat against Southampton at Stamford Bridge, the Blues boss has been under pressure and now things are almost at boiling point after defeat to Tottenham.
However, it has been reported that the ownership are willing to stick with Potter as their long-term manager.
Despite that, one pundit has claimed that the hierarchy could be looking at other potential options to lead Chelsea should Potter find himself unemployed.
Speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor had this to say about Potter’s current position at Chelsea and what could be going on behind the scenes.
He said: “I think his job is seriously under threat. Chelsea will be having meetings to discuss who they might go after. I’m 100% sure.
“They want to back him as a long-term solution but we’re not seeing a team that is reacting to him. The football is rubbish, and the results are rubbish.
“Wouldn’t it be better to give a new manager the rest of the season, a good pre-season – and see what someone else can do?
“It’s not about the new players. Potter’s record hasn’t been good since he came into the club. The job just looks too big for him. I think it’s best for him to go.”
Should Chelsea stick with Graham Potter?
Since the 47-year-old took over the west London side from fellow Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion back in September, he has overlooked 26 games including today’s Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.
Across those 26 games, the Blues have won nine, drawn seven and lost ten, highlighting the unpredictability of their results.
In our view, given the significant number of new players that Chelsea have signed over the past two transfer windows, this will not have made it easy for Potter to get the team playing consistently how he’d want straight away.
With that in mind, we feel that getting to the end of the season, trimming the squad down in the summer and having a strong preseason should give Potter the chance to get the Blues on track for next season.
The alternative of getting rid of him like Agbonlahor said, could set the club back somewhat and give any potential new manager an even bigger job than what the current boss has on his hands now.