‘Must worry Chelsea fans’: Carragher explains what Todd Boehly has done that ‘really annoyed’ him

Jamie Carragher has claimed in his Telegraph article that Todd Boehly’s tone surrounding his ideas for the Premier League has really annoyed him.

The American drew criticism this week after his comments suggesting that the Premier League could take inspiration from American leagues in bringing in an All-star game, with the profits being used to help clubs lower down the pyramid.

A lot of figures in the media have ridiculed the ideas, brandishing this country’s protective status over their game.

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Carragher appears to be one of these, with him claiming the way Boehly speaks reminds him of someone who is speaking without thinking.

He said: “For me, it is not so much the daftness of Boehly’s idea of a north/south all-stars game and relegation ‘tournaments’ that is the problem. 

Carragher annoyed by Boehly

“What really annoyed me was the superior tone in which they were delivered. What must worry Chelsea fans is that Boehly is prepared to speak now, think later. Either he has not sought advice about how such comments would be received, or even worse he has not listened to it.

“Here is a lesson Boehly would do well to follow: research your subject matter more thoroughly before speaking. This is not an anti-American sentiment. It is an anti-arrogance sentiment. It would not matter to me whether Boehly is from Maryland or Manchester.”

Boehly has also drawn criticism from many after his shock decision to sack Thomas Tuchel after just seven games in charge.

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The decision came following an embarrassing defeat to Dinamo Zagreb, although it is claimed that matters off the pitch are more why the decision was made.

Blues fans will now just hope that the American offers Graham Potter enough time as Chelsea manager, with their being positive signs despite the 1-1 draw against RB Salzburg earlier this week.

With reports suggesting that he has been scouting the Englishman for a number of months now, it would suggest he is willing to offer him time and backing.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.