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Chelsea have long been regarded as one of the best football teams in the world and have a trophy cabinet to prove it. Just some of the major trophies Chelsea have picked up over the years include the UEFA Champions League (2012, 2021), the UEFA Europa League (2013, 2019), the FA Cup (1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2018), the English Premier League (2005, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2017) and several others.
With such high expectations at the club, any manager who takes charge understands the pressure they will be under to get results. Some have proven to be up for the job whereas others have lasted just weeks.
Chelsea are currently on the search for a new manager following the sacking of Graham Potter on Sunday 2nd April 2023.
Potter lasted less than 7 months in charge of the Blues and departed on the back of a 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa leaving them 11th in the league table and set for their worst league finish in the last 20 years.
Graham Potter is a former professional footballer and current manager of Chelsea FC. He was born on May 20, 1975, in Solihull, England. As a player, Potter was a left-back who played for a number of clubs in England, including Birmingham City, Stoke City, York City, Boston United, and Macclesfield Town.
After retiring as a player in 2005, Potter turned to coaching and began working with the Leeds Metropolitan University football team. He later moved on to manage Swedish club Östersunds FK in 2010, where he achieved remarkable success.
Under Potter’s leadership, Östersunds FK won promotion to Sweden’s top division, the Allsvenskan, in 2015. They also won the Swedish Cup in 2017 and reached the knockout stages of the Europa League in the 2017-2018 season, defeating high-profile teams like Arsenal and Galatasaray along the way.
In May 2018, Potter was appointed as the head coach of Swansea City in the English Championship. He impressed many with his stylish and attacking brand of football, but ultimately failed to guide the club to promotion in his first season in charge.
In June 2019, Potter was appointed as the head coach of Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion where he spent over 3 seasons. In the 2021/22 season, Potter guided Brighton to their highest ever finish in the top-flight, finishing the season in ninth position. He was announced as the new manager of Chelsea in September 2022 following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel just weeks into the new season.
On Sunday 2nd April 2023, Graham Potter became the next manager to be sacked in the Premier League following a run of poor results.
In Thomas Tuchel’s last season as manager of the club, Chelsea finished 3rd in the league. Potter, however, has left the Blues in the bottom half of the table with just 10 games of the season remaining.
Potter’s replacement will have to hit the ground running and with the season quickly approaching the final stages, Chelsea will need to appoint a new manager promptly.
Below are the odds for the next manager of Chelsea Football Club.
|Next Chelsea Manager Odds|
Ex-Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is the bookies’ favourite to be the next Chelsea manager. He’s currently priced at 1/3 with ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino being the next in line at much greater odds of 9/1.
Both Nagelsmann and Pochettino have been linked with several Premier League managerial roles in recent weeks as neither are currently with a club.
Ex Chelsea centre-back and captain John Terry is joint third favourite (12/1) to replace Graham Potter along with Luis Enrique and Zinedine Zidane.
Chelsea have had 10 managers over the last 10 years, including some notable names such as Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.
A full list of Chelsea managers can be found below.
|TBC||02 April, 2023||Present|
|Graham Potter||8 Sep, 2022||2 April, 2023|
|Thomas Tuchel||26 Jan, 2021||7 Sep, 2022|
|Frank Lampard||4 Jul, 2019||25 Jan, 2021|
|Maurizio Sarri||14 Jul, 2018||16 Jun, 2019|
|Antonio Conte||3 Jul, 2016||13 Jul, 2018|
|Guus Hiddink||20 Dec, 2015||3 Jul, 2016|
|Steve Holland||18 Dec, 2015||20 Dec, 2015|
|Eddie Newton||18 Dec, 2015||20 Dec, 2015|
|Jose Mourinho||3 Jun, 2013||17 Dec, 2015|
|Rafael Benitez||21 Nov, 2012||29 May, 2013|
|Roberto Di Matteo||4 Mar, 2012||21 November, 2012|
|Andre Villas-Boas||22 Jun, 2011||4 Mar, 2012|
|Carlo Ancelotti||01 Jun, 2009||22 May, 2011|
|Guus Hiddink||16 Feb, 2009||31 May, 2009|
|Ray Wilkins||09 Feb, 2009||16 Feb, 2009|
|Felipe Scolari||11 Jun, 2008||09 Feb, 2009|
|Avram Grant||20 Sep, 2007||24 May, 2008|
|Jose Mourinho||2 Jun, 2004||20 Sep, 2007|
|Claudio Ranieri||18 Sep, 2000||31 May, 2004|
|Ray Wilkins||13 Sep, 2000||17 Sep, 2000|
|Graham Rix||13 Sep, 2000||17 Sep, 2000|
|Gianluca Vialli||12 February, 1998||12 Sep, 2000|
|Ruud Gullit||10 May, 1996||12 February, 1998|
|Glenn Hoddle||4 Jun, 1993||10 May, 1996|
|David Webb||15 Feb, 1993||11 May, 1993|
|Ian Porterfield||11 Jun, 1991||15 Feb, 1993|
|Bobby Campbell||6 Mar, 1988||7 May, 1991|
|John Hollins||11 Jun, 1985||06 Mar, 1988|
|John Neal||01 May, 1981||11 Jun, 1985|
|Geoff Hurst||13 Sep, 1979||30 April, 1981|
|Danny Blanchflower||14 Dec, 1978||11 Sep, 1979|
|Frank Upson||13 December, 1978||14 Dec, 1978|
|Ken Shellito||7 Jul, 1977||13 December, 1978|
|Eddie McCreadie||16 April, 1975||1 Jul, 1977|
|Ron Suart||03 Oct, 1974||16 April, 1975|
|Dave Sexton||1 Oct, 1967||03 Oct, 1974|
|Tommy Docherty||01 Oct, 1962||1 Oct, 1967|
|Ted Drake||01 Jun, 1952||30 Sep, 1961|
|Billy Birrell||01 May, 1939||31 May, 1952|
|A Leslie Knighton||01 Aug, 1933||30 Apr, 1939|
|David Calderhead||01 Aug, 1907||01 Jun, 1933|
|John Tait Robertson||01 Apr, 1905||01 Oct, 1907|