Club statement.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 2, 2023
The news was confirmed in a statement released by the club on Sunday evening, with the announcement coming after the club lost 2-0 to Aston Villa making their possibility of qualifying for any European competition next season dim.
Potter had led Chelsea to a number of notable achievements during his time at the club, including taking the team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. However, it appears that the time had come for him to move on, and he has agreed to work with the club to ensure a smooth transition.
In the wake of Potter's departure, the club has announced that Bruno Saltor will take over as interim head coach. Saltor has been with the club for a number of years.
He will be tasked with leading the team through the remainder of the season, which includes ten Premier League games and the all-important Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid.
In a statement released by the club's co-controlling owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, also voiced their support for Saltor and the rest of the team. "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," the statement read. "However, we are fully committed to the rest of the season, and we will be putting every effort into every game to ensure that we end the season on a high."