Graham Potter: Chelsea head coach reveals he and his household have acquired demise threats | ‘It does not rock me’ | Soccer Information

Graham Potter has revealed he has acquired demise threats, however the Chelsea head coach insists it has not rocked him as he goals to show the membership’s outcomes round.

Potter is underneath mounting strain at Stamford Bridge following final Saturday’s 1-0 residence defeat to the Premier League’s backside aspect Southampton.

His staff, who sit tenth within the league, have gained simply twice of their final 14 video games and have scored a single objective at residence in 2023.

The 47-year-old revealed on Friday in his press convention he had been the topic of e mail assaults, saying: “As a lot as I’ve had assist I’ve had some not very good emails which have come by way of that need me to die and wish my youngsters to die, so clearly that is not nice to obtain.

“The problem for me is, ‘OK, how do I conduct myself?’ That is what I at all times flip spherical to. The upper you go, the extra strain you’ve on how you might be as an individual. I wish to succeed right here. There may be this nonsense that I do not care. The place does that come from? The place’s your proof on that?

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Sports activities broadcaster Shebahn Aherne and Each day Mail Northern correspondent Craig Hope focus on Chelsea supervisor Graham Potter revealing he has acquired demise threats.

“In the event you go to work and any individual’s swearing abuse at you, it is not going to be nice. You’ll be able to reply it two methods. I may say I do not care, however you already know I am mendacity. Everybody cares what individuals assume, as a result of we’re hardwired to be socially related.

“Ask my household how life has been for me and for them. It has been not nice in any respect. I perceive supporters go residence they usually’re irritated as a result of the staff aren’t profitable however, I guarantee you, my life for the final three, 4 months has been pretty common, aside from the actual fact I am actually grateful for this expertise.”

Chelsea manager Graham Potter on the touchline during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. Picture date: Sunday January 8, 2023.
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Talking concerning the demise threats forward of Sunday’s recreation at Tottenham, dwell on Sky Sports activities, he advised Sky Sports activities’ Geoff Shreeves: “You simply should put it apart, and fortunately it is an remoted incident and it may come from anyplace. It is simply a type of issues.

Requested whether or not it has rocked him, he responded: “Not likely. It is only a throwaway line, I feel. I do not give it any extra weight than that.

“It isn’t nice and it is not nice for the household. You settle for the criticism, you settle for to be booed should you lose a recreation, you settle for no matter comes your method completely.

“After all there is a line however I would not be the primary individual in life the place the road’s been crossed and possibly on this occasion it has been crossed.”

In his 5 months in command of Chelsea, Potter has drawn criticism for his laid-back picture and perceived lack of ardour on the sidelines.

Requested whether or not he’s sad with the belief that he doesn’t care and lacks anger, he advised Sky Sports activities: “Sure I’m, however on the similar time I additionally know that folks have an opinion primarily based on what they see, and what they see is a really small portion of me, my character, of how I act and of how I’ve bought up to now.

“If individuals assume you may simply go from the ninth tier of English soccer by way of the fourth tier of Swedish soccer and climb your method up the pyramid and find yourself right here with uncaring, unpassionate and unemotional character then possibly they need to attempt it themselves and see how they get on.”

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Questioned whether or not he ever loses his mood and will get caught into gamers if wanted, he responded: “Sure, however I do it in a method that I feel is respectful to them and on the proper time.

“Anybody can get indignant nevertheless it’s about getting indignant on the proper time, in the appropriate place, with the appropriate individual. I feel you have to do what’s proper for the staff and the membership.

“The anger’s there. The sensation’s there. If I used to be a bit egotistic and a bit egocentric, possibly it might come out a bit extra. However I feel that really a part of the job is to place your self second and to consider the staff and the membership, and that is what I’ve carried out in all of my jobs and it is served me properly.

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Paul Merson says Chelsea are a staff of people and doesn’t see their dangerous run of kind stopping anytime quickly after defeat at residence to Southampton.

“You’ll be able to criticise that however I’ve come from a spot the place I do know the place I’ve began, I do know the place I’m now, I do know the groups and people who I’ve labored with.

“We may do some montage of individuals that might in all probability present me with a very good respectable reference from my work that I’ve carried out they usually’ll additionally say that I am not as I am perceived.

“Persons are perceived a sure method and that is wonderful, no drawback.”