Chelsea have reportedly identified Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner as a possible replacement for under-fire boss Graham Potter.
chelsea could move to Eintracht Frankfurt administrator Olivier Glasner if Graham Potter is given the boot in the near future.
Potter was appointed to a six-year contract as Thomas Tuché‘s successor in September, and he first got off to a good start in life at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea went unbeaten in their first nine games under the 47-year-old in all tournaments, but they have since won just three of their last 12 in all tournaments.
The Blues’ spotty form left them 10th in the Premier League table, although Potter led them to first place in their Champions League group.
Despite Chelsea’s dwindling fortunes, Potter – who is contracted to the club until 2027 – would not be in immediate danger of losing his job, with Chelsea ready to give him ample time to implement his ideas.
However, Picture journalist christian falk claims Frankfurt manager Glasner is admired by Chelsea, who unsuccessfully tried to sign him away from the German club in the summer.
Glasner led Frankfurt to the Europa League title with victory over Rangers in the final last season, and Die Adler are sixth in the Bundesliga table with 32 points from 18 games this season.
The 48-year-old’s contract at Deutsche Bank Park is due to expire in the summer of 2024, and Todd Boehly would have been very impressed with Glasner’s continental triumph last season.
Die Adler have also gone unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions, including a 1-1 draw against Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Saturday.
Glasner previously took charge of Ried, LASK and Wolfsburg before moving to Frankfurt in 2021, and he has amassed 32 wins, 23 draws and 20 losses in 75 games in charge.
Potter acknowledged the scrutiny of his work earlier this month, but the former Brighton & Hove Albion boss insisted he had the “full backing” of club owners.
“There are always questions if you don’t get results. I was under pressure after two defeats before the [World Cup] pause, it’s from the media,” Potter said at a press conference.
“When it comes to the board, I had full support. They were very reassuring. But I’m not naive and if someone I work for thinks the problem is me, they’ve I’m perfectly entitled to say, ‘Thank you very much, but it doesn’t work’ and I accept that.”
Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho Reportedly interested in a third spell at Stamford Bridge, the Roma boss is not ready to leave his current club midway through the season.
Chelsea can extend their Premier League unbeaten run by hosting Fulham in a West London derby on Friday.