Following the sacking of Graham Potter after just seven months in the role, the new Chelsea manager will be given a 45-minute rolling contract by the club’s owner, Todd Boehly.
The contract will come with an option to extend to a full 90 minutes if the club are winning that particular game at half-time.
The former Swansea and Brighton boss Potter was sacked following Chelsea’s 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, with the club now in the bottom half of the table.
It is believed that the US billionaire will consider turning to former Tottenham and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino for the first half of their next game against Liverpool, with the option to extend to ninety minutes if they are not losing at half-time.
A statement on the club’s website read, “We would like to offer Graham our gratitude for his efforts, and yes, we know he’s only had seven months, and we’re still in the Champions League, but his inability to shit trophies every time Mr Boehly clicks his fingers means that he simply had to go.”
Pressure has been mounting on Potter after the club spent £500m on players he didn’t choose, and he appeared to have a difficult relationship with the Chelsea fans, many of whom are annoyed their billionaire owner isn’t buying them the success seen at Manchester City.
A club spokesman told us, “We would like to formally congratulate whoever gets the job of Chelsea manager after Graham, and he will have our complete and unequivocal support.
“Until at least lunchtime tomorrow.”