Former Chelsea manager Graham Potter travelled for a sunshine holiday and he checked his former team’s result while away.
Potter spent £20,000 out of his £13 million pay-off on a Maldives break with his wife and his three children.
After switching at Dubai, the Englishman was in his business class seat that was set for Maldives when he took out his phone to see Chelsea had drawn 0-0 with Liverpool.
How Graham Potter is spending his time off football
An informant stated: “Graham certainly wasn’t cracking open the champagne, and, if anything, looked a little glum.
“He perked up during the flight, perhaps knowing Chelsea still struggled without him gave him a lift.
The source added:
“He played games with his son and also had a snooze.
“He was last on the plane and first off, disappearing in a private bus.”
The 47-year-old was wearing sunglasses alongside a baseball cap and he headed outside the United Kingdom on Tuesday just two days after being dismissed from the below par Premier League team.
Chelsea paid Brighton handsomely to secure the services of Graham Potter and they parted with £22 million to take him away from the Seagulls in September.
Potter took Chelsea downhill on the Premier League table as they sunk to 11th position on the standings, they also crashed out of all Cup competitions except the UEFA Champions League which is in its quarter-final stage.
Reports are indicating that Chelsea are admiring the possibility of bringing a former club legend and former manager in Frank Lampard to come oversee the affairs of the team as head coach till the end of the campaign.
Lampard had previously managed Chelsea from 2019 – 2021
Frank Lampard was manager of Chelsea from June, 2019 before he was fired by Roman Abramovic led Chelsea in January 2021.
The Englishman took charge of Everton a year later in 2022 before he was fired by the Toffees in January 2023 after a winless run that saw the club drop to 19th in the Premier League after just 20 matches.
Todd Boehly is looking at bringing him back to the club to try and guide Chelsea for the remainder of matches this campaign before making a managerial appointment.
Names like Luis Enrique, Mauricio Pochettino, Julian Nagelsmann and even former boss Jose Mourinho has been in the news as possible appointees for next season but the Blues do not want to make hasty decisions that would hurt them.
It seems they had learnt from the Graham Potter situation where they dolled out the cash to get him from Brighton in addition to splashing the cash months later to boot him out.
Graham Potter had an impressive time at Brighton, which made clubs look towards his direction based on the style alongside the result he was churning out with the Seagulls.
Unfortunately, his time at Chelsea wasn’t the best and he was dismissed after just 8 months in charge as manager of the West London side.