Four potential options named by insider to replace Graham Potter if he’s sacked

Chelsea will surely now be thinking about potential options they can bring in should they want to replace Graham Potter, who seemingly is hanging on to his job by a thread right now.

There seems to be a backing from the club board for now, but it also doesn’t seem as strong as it was being reported last week. There is a real feeling now that Potter must not lose either of the next two games or he could be gone.

But as many people who have been debating this have said, who even comes in if Chelsea do sack Potter?

Insider Ben Jacobs believes the club could look at an interim option going forward, and John Terry was mentioned. But Jacobs doesn’t believe that would be a good idea.

Speaking in his exclusive and extensive column for Si & Dan Talk Chelsea, Jacobs said: “If Chelsea did make a change they could explore an interim, which Abramovich was never afraid to do and had decent success taking this approach.

“I don’t think John Terry would be a smart appointment. He is naturally a very popular figure at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea need experience.”

Jacobs went on to mention some other names being linked and could be considered.

Jacobs continued: “Mauricio Pochettino is bound to be linked with Chelsea, but I still understand a Spurs return is more likely. Chelsea haven’t held any recent talks with Pochettino. They only spoke to him before Potter came in. And, as I understand it, Pochettino was not entirely sold on the role.

“There will be a lot of excitement about a Jose Mourinho return or even Zinedine Zidane coming to Stamford Bridge.”

It’s going to be a very interesting and tense few days/weeks at the club for sure.

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  1. NO WAY JOSE! Mourinho back at the club (working with a young team no less—a job he’s famously ill-suited for!) would be disastrous.

    IF Chelsea opt to move on from Potter, it’s absolutely essential that they find the right guy for the next decade—not a quick fix. We must not overlook the fact that the “successes” of the Abramovich era came with a heavy tax—not the least of which is the current need to rebuild the squad because he treated the position of Manager like a carousel ride at an amusement park.

    Chelsea supporters would do well to remember that a club like City has had more success (save for a UCL title) in Pep’s brief stint (midway through season seven) as we’ve had in the whole of the last decade. He’s already won 9 major trophies (compared to our five from in the whole of the last 10 years!). Do we need any better proof that, even when funds are virtually limitless (as they are at both clubs), continuity of footballing philosophy matters—A LOT!

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