The manager of Chelsea Football Club, Graham Potter, has revealed that he and his family have been the target of death threats. Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Thursday, Potter expressed his concern for the safety of his loved ones.
Potter, who has only been in charge of the Premier League club for a few months, declined to give details about the nature of the threats, but said that they were being taken seriously by the authorities.
Potter’s revelation comes just days after Chelsea’s shock defeat to Watford, which saw the London club slip out of the top four in the Premier League. It is unclear whether the threats are related to the team’s recent poor form, or if there are other factors at play.
The club released a statement in response to Potter’s comments, saying that they were taking the matter very seriously and were fully cooperating with the authorities.
The incident has sparked concern among fans and fellow managers in the Premier League, with many expressing their support for Potter and his family.
“We stand with Graham and his family during this difficult time,” said Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool Football Club. “Threats of any kind are completely unacceptable, and we hope that the authorities are able to resolve this situation quickly.”
Potter, who previously managed Brighton and Hove Albion, has made a positive impression since taking charge of Chelsea in the summer. The 46-year-old has led the club to the knockout stages of the Champions League and has guided them to several important wins in the Premier League.
The situation is ongoing, and authorities are continuing to investigate the threats against Potter and his family.