‘Ticks every box’ – John Terry praises Chelsea manager target Graham Potter with tweet just 15 days before Tuchel sacked
JOHN TERRY lavished Graham Potter with praise on Twitter – just 15 days before Tuchel sacked.
The Brighton boss is now among the frontrunners to occupy the Chelsea hot seat following this morning’s firing.
Tuchel was removed from his job following last night’s shock 1-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb.
Potter is now reportedly on his way to London to discuss the vacancy with the Chelsea hierarchy, who want a new man in place as soon as Saturday.
And his appointment could leave many Blues fans happy – not least a club legend.
Terry was full of praise for the ex-Swansea coach a little over two weeks ago on Twitter.
The former captain tweeted: “How good is Graham Potter? I love how Brighton play and he has to be one of the best young managers around.
“Ticks every box for me.”
His tweet came days after the Seagulls won 2-0 at West Ham, a number of impressive results they have pulled off this season.
Other standout scorelines include their stunning opening weekend dismantling of Manchester United and their recent 5-2 win over hapless Leicester.
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While Brighton have had a stunning start to the season, Chelsea have faltered.
Transfer business and falling out with players were central to the turbulent times at Stamford bridge which led to Tuchel’s sacking.
Potter is far from the only man linked to the job, with the likes of ex-Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane also in the frame.
Chelsea fans are also already thinking about the new backroom staff – and some have said they would like to get Terry back to the club, if not as manager than assistant.
One person on Twitter said: “John Terry is the perfect replacement for Thomas Tuchel.”
Referencing Terry’s tweet about Potter, another mischievous fan said: “Part of me feels like now this was moving behind the scenes. ‘Ticks every box for me’ lol Terry knew something was cooking and Boehly would sack Tuchel sooner rather than later.”
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