Graham Potter asserts he has ‘hardest job in football’

  • Graham Potter, claims he has the ‘hardest job in football’ as questions are asked of his future

Graham Potter asserts he has ‘hardest job in football’
Graham Potter asserts he has ‘hardest job in football’

Graham Potter asserts that he has “the hardest job in football” as speculation over his future as Chelsea’s manager develops.

Only 18 games have been managed by the 47-year-old since he took over at Stamford Bridge from Champions League winner Thomas Tuchel.

However, only eight victories have been recorded over those games, and has dropped to the bottom of the standings and out of the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

already appear to be losing faith in Potter’s regime and, with £250 million ($305m) having been invested in the last summer transfer window, the man calling the shots in west London accepts that he is filling the most demanding of roles.

Potter has said: “This is what it is. We have to deal with the new and we have to build things up again because things have changed, things have gone and left. That’s part of the challenge to come and I understood that things would be difficult from a leadership perspective.


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“It is a challenge, stimulating and ridiculously hard. I think it is probably the hardest job in football because of that leadership change and the expectation – because rightly where people see Chelsea. I obviously didn’t think we’d lose 10 first-team players but that’s where we are at. All I can do is speak to you guys honestly, give my perspective and understand the criticism if you lose.”

have lost a number of senior stars, including N’Golo Kante, and Christian Pulisic, to injury this season, while there has been further off the field as Roman Abramovich agreed to sell the club back in May 2022 to a consortium headed up by American businessman Todd Boehly.

will return to play on Thursday when they face Fulham in a derby, with a winning result at Craven Cottage necessary if Potter is to avoid further pressure.

 

 

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