BREAKING: Chelsea fire manager Graham Potter

BREAKING: Chelsea fire manager Graham Potter

Chelsea have fired head coach Graham Potter after only seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge; former Brighton defender Bruno has been appointed as interim head coach; Chelsea play Liverpool on Tuesday.

Potter was appointed on September 8 on a five-year contract, but he left the club just seven months later, having won only seven of his 22 Premier League games in charge.

Potter’s departure comes after Chelsea’s 2-0 loss at home to Aston Villa, which dropped the Blues to 11th in the Premier League table, 12 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

Former Brighton defender Bruno has been named interim head coach, and his first game will be a home game against Liverpool on Tuesday, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Speaking about Potter’s sacking, a statement from Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali said: “On behalf of everyone at the club, we want to thank Graham sincerely for his contribution to Chelsea.

“We have the highest degree of respect for Graham as a coach and as a person. He has always conducted himself with professionalism and integrity and we are all disappointed in this outcome.

“Along with our incredible fans, we will all be getting behind Bruno and the team as we focus on the rest of the season.