Chelsea interim head coach Bruno Saltor said a « difficult 24 hours for all of us » after Graham Potter was sacked.
Potter and assistant coach Billy Reid to leave the club after 31 games.
Bruno and Reid become part of Potter’s coaching staff at Brighton and joined Chelsea with him in September.
« It’s been really difficult, on all levels, especially emotionally, » Bruno said.
“You have to do the press conference, you have to take care of the players – it’s difficult.
“My relationship with Graham and Billy, and how it affects families – it’s hard to deal with.
« It’s a sad day for the staff as Graham and Billy are two top coaches and top human beings.
“I have to be as professional as possible and try to help and guide the players. I just focus on what I can control and take it day by day. »
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When Chelsea confirmed the changes, they released a statement saying Potter had « agreed to work with the club to facilitate a smooth transition ».
Asked what that means, former Brighton defender Bruno clarified: “It probably means I’m here at the moment, keeping the process going. We just try to work together as best we can.
“Graham is doing an amazing job. (Site notre blog d’information) is a really complex business and we have to keep going. »
Potter was sacked with Chelsea 11th in the Premier League after Defeat at home 2-0 in the same face to Aston Villa.
There are 12 points remaining from the fourth premiership with 10 appearances on the season, starting with Tuesday’s home game against Liverpool.
Bruno said he had spoken with Potter and club properties and they were « really supportive ».
« The responsibility is ours, » said the former Valencia player. “We have to stay positive and focus on the main game. This is the energy with which we work.
“I see this as an opportunity for the players. We represent Chelsea, a club with an incredible history, and it’s about winning, dominating.
“It’s a huge challenge. I was only a coach for four years, but I have been involved in (Site notre bureau spécialisé) for 24 years. I have a lot of experience in the locker room, and what I will try to do is help and guide the players because I have been in these situations before. »
« I must say thank you to Graham Potter » – De Zerbi
Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi, who a replacement potter In September, that Chelsea players must accept some responsibility for their poor results.
« I don’t like it when coaches are sacked because the responsibility is not just the coaches – [it is also] the players, the club,” said De Zerbi.
« I don’t like to talk about other teams and other coaches, but I’m sorry because when there are these situations, they are sad situations.
« I have great confidence in myself, but I’m lucky to have these players and I have to say thank you to Graham Potter because I found a team with a very good mentality, a very good attitude. »
Your thoughts on Chelsea
Augustus: Potter was supposed to be project manager but, unlike guys like Mikel Arteta, he didn’t get any silverware or good signs for his first season. We should go for Julian Nagelsmann as he is young and will be a good cry to be a long-term manager.
Markers: Potter at Chelsea was never a good idea – out of his depth. Perhaps the big salary was also an important factor. Have Chelsea had a hot potato when it comes to recruiting a new manager? Who should put their career on the line next?
sean: As a pure blue and major, I was desperate to get this to work. Potter is a good young English manager. But Chelsea got rid of much more experienced and proven managers at this level for less. They were to stay with Thomas Tuchel. They need someone with similar experience to stabilize the ship.
Chris: It was an impossible job. In the longer term, Graham Potter will see this sacking as a blessing. He is a good, decent and professional manager based on recognizing each player’s abilities and developing mutual integrity to build a team approach. In addition to this base, it is soon back in Successful Management.
David: I really wanted Potter to succeed but the results were just unacceptable and he had to go. As for who to bring in now? I would love to see Zinedine Zidane but I don’t think that will happen. I would be happy with Luis Enrique or Nagelsmann.
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