BREAKING: Chelsea players talking behind the scenes about new boss Todd Boehly’s plans for club
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has opened up on how the dressing room have reacted to recent changes at the club, including Thomas Tuchel’s and the arrival of Graham Potter
Chelsea stars have had plenty to talk about following recent events at Stamford Bridge – but Blues playmaker Jorginho has made it clear that their opinions will be staying behind closed doors.
Todd Boehly, who acquired the club alongside Clearlake Capital in a £4.25billion takeover earlier this year, has been vocal about some of the ambitious plans he has in mind and has already stamped his authority on the club by axing Thomas Tuchel last week.
Graham Potter was named as the German’s successor just 24 hours later – and Boehly has made headlines again this week at the SALT conference, where he outlined a desire to replicate the multi-club model implemented by Manchester City and Red Bull.
The LA Dodgers chief also spoke out on some potential ideas for the Premier League – but his suggestions for a US-style ‘All-Star’ match pitting the clubs from the North against clubs from the South have not gone down well.
Unsurprisingly, the Chelsea squad have their own opinions on recent events – but Jorginho was coy when he was quizzed about the recent changes at the club ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League clash with RB Salzburg.
When he was asked about Tuchel’s recent sacking and plans for the club, the midfielder said: “It was a surprise of course for everyone. But what has been said between players, will stay there. I’m sorry.
“Of course, there is talking around what happened, but now we have games coming and life is quick so we don’t have time to keep thinking again and again. We talked, but now we need to concentrate and focus on what we need to do.”
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was asked about some of Todd Boehly’s extravagant ideas
Chelsea midfielder Jorginho was asked about some of Boehly’s extravagant ideas
After last weekend’s trip to Fulham was postponed, Potter’s first game in charge will be on Europe’s grandest stage when the Blues entertain Salzburg at Stamford Bridge.
The new Blues head coach was linked with a host of high-profile clubs after impressing at Brighton, including Tottenham and Manchester United, but it has since emerged that the latter had reservations over Potter’s lack of experience in the Champions League.
Potter admitted on the eve of his European bow that he has never even been to a Champions League game – but he didn’t believe it would be a problem. He said: “Off the top of my head, I don’t think I have [been to a Champions League game]. I think it’s a good time to go in the dugout, why not!
“Wherever we start it’s a heck of an introduction. Wherever we start is going to be brilliant, and why not start here?”