Despite calls for Chelsea manager Graham Potter to be fired, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has defended him.
Potter is currently under a lot of pressure at Chelsea because his team lost to Southampton 1-0 at Stamford Bridge over the weekend.
Potter’s team is currently tenth in the Premier League table and has only won two of their last 14 games.
After the match against Southampton, some Blues fans and pundits have called for Chelsea to fire Potter.
Ferdinand, on the other hand, is of the opinion that the Englishman still requires some time at Chelsea due to the fact that he has the most difficult job in the Premier League and has never dealt with players of significant stature before.
Ferdinand stated on his Vibe with Five show, “I would go as far as to say that Graham Potter has one of the hardest jobs in the league.”
“Because of what he has been given—it is weird to say that because he has been given a lot of talent—it is crazy.
However, he is a brand-new manager. He never has to deal with players of that stature or with their inflated egos.
“So consistently, simply envision this, he is going in, yes he has extraordinary players available to him and they are not a group, he must form a group and frustrate between 11 to 15 players.
“Every player believes they should play.” That is one of the most difficult discussions. You address any chief. Telling a player that you won’t be playing this week is one of the most difficult conversations for any manager to have. How do you reassemble those players? It’s tough.
“What I’m saying is that one aspect of how challenging it is is: people management,” he added.