Potter’s appointment makes no sense – Man Utd legend blasts Boehly
Paul McGrath, a former player for Manchester United, has suggested who Chelsea should have chosen as head coach in place of Thomas Tuchel.
Under Todd Boehly's direction, Chelsea fired Tuchel and named Potter to take his place at Stamford Bridge.
However, McGrath said Potter’s appointment as Chelsea’s new manager makes no sense, adding that the Blues should have gone for former Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino or former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.
“When you’re Chelsea, and you need a manager, it behoves a club that were European Champions last year and are World Club Champions to get nothing but the best,” McGrath told the Sunday World.
“And right now ‘nothing but the best in terms of available managers,’ meant either Zinedine Zidane or Mauricio Pochettino.
“Instead of going for either man who is a free agent, Chelsea paid, it’s believed, a total of £22 million to loosen [Graham] Potter and his coaches from their Brighton contracts. It makes no sense to me.
“I know Zidane seems to want to wait for the French national team job after the World Cup finals, but Chelsea isn’t short of the money that would’ve turned his head. While Pochettino must be wondering what on earth is going on.”
McGrath continued: “Both Manchester United and Chelsea have now passed over a manager good enough to get Spurs to a Champions League final. That makes no sense to me either.”
Chelsea legend tells Boehly player to sign instead of Cristiano Ronaldo
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, a former player for Chelsea, wants the team to choose Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur over former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.Since his departure from Manchester United earlier this week, Ronaldo has been connected to a move to Chelsea.But Hasselbaink wants Boehly to sign Kane from Tottenham over Ronaldo, who is currently a free agent.“I’d have done Ronaldo for Chelsea in the summer for one year, but obviously now I think the...
You’re not 25 anymore, emulate Zlatan – Man Utd legend tells Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United legend Eric Cantona has told Al Nassr forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, that he must accept that “he is not 25 years old” and follow the examples of veterans Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ryan Giggs, and Paolo Maldini.Cantona believes Ronaldo could have handled his second spell at Old Trafford in a different manner despite his status diminishing to a squad role at Man United.Ronaldo parted ways with Manchester United in a bitter exit after stating he felt “betraye...
Your comments baffle me, Man Utd now in problem – Chelsea legend hits Ten Hag
After his remarks following their 1-0 Europa League victory over Real Sociedad on Thursday, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has come under fire from Chelsea legend Chris Sutton.Ten Hag observed as Real Sociedad was defeated by Manchester United in Spain in the first half thanks to Alejandro Garnacho's goal.However, Man United needed to defeat the hosts by at least three goals if they were to win Group E. Their victory over the LaLiga team was not enough for t...
Download Naijacrawl App today
Fastest way to read on the go
Download the Naijacrawl App.