Potter getting sacked by Boehly this month, Redknapp and Hasselbaink disagree
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Jamie Redknapp, who used to play in the Premier League, have said they don’t agree with Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly’s decision to fire manager Graham Potter.
Because of Chelsea’s recent success in the Premier League, including a 3-1 win over Leicester City in a game that took place over the weekend, Potter, who is 47 years old, has been hearing less and less about being fired.
Potter could have lost his job as manager of Chelsea in March 2023 because he had only won one game.
But wins against Leeds United, Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, and Leicester have made the load much lighter.
Hasselbaink and Redknapp had a pretty heated argument about how important it was for Chelsea to beat Javi Gracia’s team when they were talking about Potter’s job. Most people thought that the game between Chelsea and Leeds United was important.
Redknapp told Sky Sports, “I’d go so far as to say I think he [Potter] would have lost his job if they’d lost to Leeds.
“I do. Even though I have a strong feeling that’s the case, it shows how fast things can change.
Hasselbaink replied to Redknapp’s comments by saying, “I think the owners have a project, and he [Potter] is a big part of that project.”
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Redknapp then explained why he had taken his first position and added, “I’m not so sure.” I am not saying that they do not have a project, but I think you get to a point so far when the manager comes in, there is a certain degree of pressure, and I believe if they had dropped that game [against Leeds United], that was it for him because the three games that have taken place since then have been so significant. “Not that they don’t have a job, but I think there is a gap when the boss steps in.
Hasselbaink said, “Maybe with the other owner [Roman Abramovich], it would have been months before, but I don’t think that’s the case with these managers. They trust Potter, and they want that to last as long as possible.