was ‘incredibly professional’ after he was informed by that he had lost his job at Stamford Bridge.
The former Brighton boss was following the club’s 2-0 defeat to on Saturday, which left the Blues with just four wins in 16.
The club paid around £25m to in September but Potter failed to get to grips with life in west .
Chelsea’s players were said to be ‘stunned’ by the club’s decision as Todd Boehly, the Blues’ co-owner, had repeatedly stated that Potter would remain at the club.
Despite the obvious disappointment of losing his job, the Athletic say Potter took the news in his stride and was ‘incredibly professional’.
So professional, in fact, that Potter agreed to help the club with arranging his successor in the short-term by allowing Bruno, his assistant, to take interim charge.
Potter has agreed a severance package with the club that is completely unrelated to the five-year deal he penned in September.
Chelsea were desperate to stand by Potter but felt there was a , with the players failing to take on his methods.
The players were not informed about Potter’s sacking and only became aware of the decision following a club statement on Sunday night.
Chelsea wanted to speak to Potter face-to-face, such is the respect that the club have for him.
The board feel Potter will go on to become a ‘top coach’, possibly elsewhere in the Premier League.
The focus now switches to appointing a new manager, with Chelsea said to be in touch with Julian Nagelsmann.
The German, who is of interest to Tottenham, was sacked by Bayern Munich last week.
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