Chelsea Sack Potter, Appoint His Assistant as caretaker Coach, but Who is Bruno Saltor


Chelsea have named Bruno Saltor as interim Coach after the owners, Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital, fired manager Graham Potter on Sunday.

The announcement of Potter’s sack came a day after another disappointing result, losing at home 2-0 to Aston Villa.

With 10 games left in the EPL and the team still in the UEFA Champions League, the Owners say they will get behind the interim Coach, Saltor.

Boehly & Eghbali: “We all will be getting behind Bruno and the team as we focus on the rest of the season. We have 10 Premier League games remaining and a Champions League quarter final ahead”.

Who Is Bruno Saltor?

Often referred to by his first name, Bruno, the 42 year-old was a former player at Brighton and later joined the coaching department as senior players development Coach after his retirement in 2019.

A former right-back, Bruno joined Brighton from Valencia in 2012 and went on to play 235 games for the South Coast club.

David Luiz is challenged by Bruno Saltor Grau during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

His first five seasons in England were in the EFL Championship but he captained Brighton to promotion to the Premier League in 2017.

Upon his appointment as Chelsea’s Manager, Graham Potter appointed the Spaniard as one of his assistants.

Chelsea will return to action on Tuesday, when they face Liverpool in the Premier League, and Bruno Saltor will be in charge – also until a permanent Manager is appointed.


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