Chelsea’s Graham Potter says he has received emails threatening his life from fans
Chelsea manager Graham Potter has revealed he has received death threats via emails from fans unhappy with the current state of the club.
Graham Potter reveals threats to his life
Ahead of Chelsea’s London derby against Tottenham, Potter told Sky Sports that he and his family had been subjected to vile abuse and threats as a result of Chelsea’s poor form on the pitch.
“As much as I’ve had support, I’ve had some not-so-nice emails wanting me to die and my kids to die, so obviously that’s not pleasant to receive,” she said.
Potter, however, said he is not overly concerned about the abuse and threats he has received and sees them as part of his job as a manager at the highest level overseeing poor form at the club.
“You have to put that aside, and luckily it’s an isolated incident and it can come from anywhere. It’s just one thing.” Potter added.
Chelsea struggles under Potter
Potter has endured a difficult spell as Chelsea manager since taking over from Thomas Tuchel in September 2022 and has overseen a period of poor form for the club.
Chelsea find themselves 10th in the Premier League after just two wins in their last 10 league games, with four defeats in that span.
Chelsea’s two recent wins in the Premier League represent their only wins in their last 15 games in all competitions.
This poor form has seen Chelsea crash out of the FA Cup and the EFL Cup and they have an uphill task in the UEFA Champions League after losing 1-0 in the round of 16 first leg to Borussia Dortmund.
Potter has come in for plenty of criticism but has said he is not at fault for Chelsea’s recent form, adding that he is actively trying to find solutions to the Blues’ problems.
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