January 12, (THEWILL) – Graham Potter has recently explained why he believes that his job as manager at Stamford Bridge is “the hardest in football.”
Despite a strong start to his tenure with the club, Chelsea have recently been eliminated from both domestic cup competitions and have dropped to 10th place in the English Premier League table.
Potter attributes this to several factors, including the club’s change of ownership, busy transfer business and replacement of medical staff, which have all contributed to a sense of chaos around the club in the last year.
In an interview ahead of Chelsea’s match against west London rivals, Fulham, Potter stated that the leadership change and the expectation that comes with managing a club like Chelsea make it a challenging job.
He said, “Change is a challenge in any organization. It’s not like there’s been a coup. This is what it is. We have to deal with the new and we have to build things up again because things have changed, things have gone and left. That’s part of the challenge to come and I understood that things would be difficult from a leadership perspective.”
Despite the difficulties, Potter remains determined to lead Chelsea to success even as he acknowledged that the loss of 10 first-team players was a significant challenge, stating, “I obviously didn’t think we’d lose 10 first-team players but that’s where we are at. All I can do is speak to you guys honestly, give my perspective and understand the criticism if you lose.”