A remarkable figure, highlighting just how poor a decision Chelsea’s appointment of Graham Potter proved to be, from a financial standpoint, has come to the fore late on Sunday.
For those not aware, the news which Blues supporters the world over had long been calling for was finally made official a short time ago.
This came in the form of confirmation that head coach Graham Potter has been sent on his way with immediate effect.
In a statement across the club’s website and social media platforms, Chelsea announced that:
‘Graham Potter has departed the club. Graham has agreed to collaborate with the Club to facilitate a smooth transition. In his time with the club, Graham has taken us to the quarter final of the Champions League, where we will face Real Madrid. Chelsea would like to thank Graham for all his efforts and contribution and wish him well for the future.’
The decision of the powers that be at Stamford Bridge to send Potter packing, of course, comes amid what has proven nothing short of an abysmal stretch of form overseen by the English tactician.
Though they did recently book a spot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the capital giants, after a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday, sit inside the bottom half of the Premier League table.
This comes owing to a record of just ten wins from 28 outings to date.
And yet, despite as much, it still likely proved a tough call for Todd Boehly and the powers that be at Stamford Bridge to finally pull the trigger.
This comes with just a minor insight into the level of monetary damage set to be caused by both Potter’s appointment, and ensuing dismissal, having tonight been provided.
The info comes by way of financial expert Kieran Maguire, who has provided a breakdown of just how much each of Chelsea’s league victories under their now-former manager’s watch cost the Pensioners in compensation to Brighton & Hove Albion.
After forking over around £21.5 million to buy Potter out of his contract at the Amex Stadium, his ensuing seven wins can be broken down as having set Boehly and co. back £3.1 million each.