Chelsea’s season has been filled with ups and downs. The latest news from the club is sure to come as a blow to fans. According to reports, Bruno Saltor, the assistant manager to Graham Potter did not want to continue his job as the Blues manager. Chelsea sacked Graham Potter on 3rd April after their defeat to Aston Villa. After sacking him, Chelsea appointed his assistant Bruno Saltor as the temporary manager.
But, apparently Bruno did not want to continue with the job from the start. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Fabrizio Romano claimed the Spaniard did not particularly want to take on the job given his close relationship with Potter:
“Bruno Saltor, the interim manager [appointed] a few days ago and also in the Liverpool game, he was not 100% keen on this job.“
“He was there because Chelsea decided to do that, after the Graham Potter surprising timing and situation. But he’s really close to Graham Potter. And so the feeling at Chelsea is that they needed something different until the end of the season.”
What proceeded afterwards with Chelsea?
Chelsea did manage to appoint the new interim manager who was the ex-Chelsea legend Frank Lampard. It was a surprising decision from the fans point of view. Because other top-tier managers like Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann were free at that point. But, the club chose to appoint a temporary replacement for Potter in the form of Lampard.
It will be interesting to see if Frank Lampard is able to get this Chelsea side to perform for whatever remains of the season. The Blues are only fighting for the Champions league trophy. Now that they have slipped out of premier league title race and currently sit at 11th position on the table.
With the abundance of talent in his hands, will lampard make the fans happy and get his job permanently secured at Chelsea?