Report: Chelsea insiders expect three coaches to leave club alongside Tuchel
Three Chelsea coaches are expected to depart alongside Thomas Tuchel while Anthony Barry could play a significant role amid the power vacuum at Stamford Bridge, according to CBS Sports.
In an official statement released this afternoon, Chelsea announced that their coaching staff “will take charge of the team for training and the preparation of our upcoming matches as the club moves swiftly to appoint a new head coach”.
It becomes quite complicated, however, since Tuchel’s main assistants will reportedly leave as well.
According to CBS Sports, Chelsea insiders expect the three coaches who arrived alongside Tuchel in 2021; Zsolt Low, Arno Michels, and Benjamin Weber, to follow the former Paris Saint-Germain out of the club.
The report adds that if a new manager is not appointed, Anthony Barry could play a significant role in Saturday’s derby against Fulham.
The Telegraph claims that Barry, who arrived at Chelsea in 2020 under Frank Lampard, will “likely takes a temporary charge” until a new manager is found.
Chelsea have begun search for new manager
Considering how the new club owners have reportedly moved following Tuchel’s sacking, it seems likely that Chelsea will have a new manager in place before the weekend, though.
An earlier report suggested that the Blues have already been given permission to speak with Brighton boss Graham Potter, who is one of their top candidates to succeed Tuchel.
Potter is even expected to meet Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly this afternoon.
Other candidates such as Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane are out of work, and appointing either of the two would present an easier challenge than Potter.