Chelsea ‘lining up Frankfurt’s Oliver Glasner’ as new boss as pressure increases on Graham Potter after horror run | The Sun
CHELSEA are eyeing Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner as a replacement for Graham Potter, according to reports.
The Austrian, 48, led his German Bundesliga club to Europa League glory last season.
Frankfurt beat Rangers on penalties in the Seville final last May, having previously KO'd Barcelona and West Ham.
Blues boss Potter is coming under ever-growing pressure after Thursday's 2-1 defeat at Fulham left them tenth in the Premier League.
Chelsea are on their worst run since 1996, with just six points from their last nine league games.
Former Brighton manager Potter, 47, could make a swift exit despite only arriving last September.
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Germany's biggest-selling newspaper Bild has now claimed that new Stamford Bridge supremo Todd Boehly is considering a move for Glasner.
The Salzburg-born coach has led Frankfurt to fourth in the Bundesliga, just seven points behind leaders Bayern Munich.
They are also still in the Champions League and the German FA Cup.
Former SV Ried defender Glasner went on to manage the Austrian club, moving on to their league rivals LASK Linz and Germans Wolfsburg.
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He took charge at Frankfurt in 2021, since when his reputation has soared as one of European football's top coaches.
However Glasner has revealed his willingness to move on to a bigger club.
He said: "I could say I'll stay at Frankfurt come what may.
"But an exceptional offer could come in, and the club might say 'Oliver, take it.'
"It is not on my mind, but my situation is the same as that for any player – it's the law of the market that decides."
Potter could be sacked after defeat to Fulham on Thursday – their first loss to their neighbours in 17 years – leaves Chelsea with just one win in nine Premier League games – their worst run in 12 years.
Chelsea’s new owners are determined to stand by their man but the Blues seem close to the point beyond which no elite club can fall before the manager gets the bullet.
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