‘Looking at the long term’ Chelsea, even if they do not advance to the UCL, “There will be no sacking of manager Porter”
- on Jan 08, 2023
Chelsea went through a period of upheaval last year. Owner Roman Abramovich resigned due to close ties with Russia, and Todd Boelli took over as his successor. Following this, manager Thomas Tuchel also left the team, and manager Graham Porter, who successfully led Brighton, was appointed.
Many immigrants also came in. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly moved to Chelsea in the transfer market last summer under Boelli’s owner system, and the wind of change blew in the squad.
However, after Porter, Chelsea are having a difficult day. Porter has recorded just one win in his last eight English Premier League (EPL) matches and is currently in 10th place.
In his most recent game, a 0-1 home game against Manchester City on the 6th (Korean time), he lost his pride. Chelsea has always been a team that has been aiming for the championship in the Premier League, but has been pushed out of the 4th place and is far from qualifying for the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).
However, Boelli’s owner has confidence in Porter. According to the British media ‘Express’, “Chelsea is fully supporting manager Graham Porter to overcome the current difficult situation. As a representative example, even if Porter does not advance to the Champions League, Boelli’s owner will fire him. I have no plans to do it.”
This is contrary to Chelsea’s managerial management policy. Jose Mourinho, Luis Scolari, Andre Villas-Boas, and Frank Lampard, who led Chelsea, 메이저사이트 were sacked when they were in danger of not winning the Champions League. When Chelsea appointed and sacked their manager, they put performance first.
However, the trust shown in Porter is the opposite. Although they are currently ranked 10th, Boelli’s owner has no plans to sack Porter. The British media ‘Daily Mail’ also reported that the keynote of the Chelsea board, which does not want to easily sack the manager, is for ‘long-term cultural change’. Attention is focusing on what results Chelsea’s long-term strategy of faith will lead to.