Mon 03 April 2023 | 22:07

Blues' legend Gus Poyet thinks Chelsea treated Potter harshly

Gus Poyet thinks that Chelsea's decision to dismiss Graham Potter was difficult but ultimately necessary given the circumstances

Chelsea legend Gus Poyet claims the sacking of Graham Potter by Chelsea was "harsh", but it was necessary because Potter failed to meet the club's expectations.

Poyet, a former Chelsea player, believes that the club's decision was a result of the changes brought by new co-owner Todd Boehly, who took over last September. Potter was appointed as Thomas Tuchel's replacement at the start of the season.

Gus Poyet, a


legend, believes that the decision to dismiss Graham Potter was tough but not unexpected, given the team's recent poor performance. Potter was appointed as the new manager to replace Thomas Tuchel in September, but he was let go after just over six months, following the team's 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa, which left them in 11th place in the Premier League.

"I think it was a difficult period,"

he told Stats Perform.

"They had a few good results, especially in the Champions League, and it looked [like] a new beginning.

"But football nowadays, it depends on so many things. We don't analyse performances anymore, only a result. I think for Graham in particular, it's harsh.

"Brighton to Chelsea is a big change. That is a learning process, but at the same time, it's Chelsea. When you are in a team like Chelsea, with the money spent, you definitely cannot be 11th."

Poyet thinks the co-owner of Chelsea, Todd Boehly, will be careful in selecting the next coach for the team, as he had previously fired a coach who had won the Champions League to appoint Graham Potter.

"He's learned that at Chelsea, it's important to win,"

Poyet added. 

"If Chelsea don't win, the fans are not going to be happy because the Chelsea fans are winners and they feel the need to win. 

"I think personality is very important. I think it's very important when a coach in the situation that Chelsea are now can start winning games, but at the same time they will develop young players.

"I don't know how many managers will walk into a club in the quarter-final of the Champions League. It's a dream job. But I think Chelsea first need to be clear what are the characteristics of the manager [they want]."



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