Chelsea’s new chairman, Todd Boehly, has come under fire for his management decisions that have led to the club’s lackluster performance this season. Fans and pundits alike have criticized Boehly for demonstrating a lack of knowledge of association football by firing elite manager Thomas Tuchel and hiring Graham Potter, resulting in the team’s failure to secure a spot in the top 10 of the Premier League. Despite Potter’s success in European competitions this season, Chelsea faces the prospect of missing out on European football next season unless they win the Champions League.
After taking over as chairman, Boehly made the controversial decision to part ways with Thomas Tuchel, who had previously led Chelsea to domestic and European success. In his place, Boehly appointed Graham Potter, hoping to bring a fresh approach to the team. Although Potter has had success in European competitions this season, Chelsea’s performance has suffered domestically.
Under Graham Potter, Chelsea has struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League, with a series of poor results leaving the team outside the top 10. This decline in performance has left fans frustrated and disappointed, as they have become accustomed to the success that the club experienced under Tuchel.
In contrast to their poor domestic showing, Chelsea has experienced success in European competitions under Potter. However, this has not been enough to guarantee a spot in European football for next season. Chelsea now faces the daunting task of winning the Champions League to ensure their participation in Europe next season.
Critics argue that Boehly’s decision to replace Thomas Tuchel with Graham Potter demonstrates a lack of understanding of the complexities and nuances of association football. While Potter has achieved success in Europe, his inability to replicate this domestically has raised concerns about his suitability for the Chelsea.