The Chelsea manager has stated while he has some input into the transfer decisions, he ultimately doesn’t have the final say.
The London side has been incredibly active in the transfer market over the past eight months. Since Todd Boehly took the reigns over from Roman Abramovich, the club has spent over £500 million on new signings.
An absolutely staggering number when you compare it to surrounding teams. And they are not done spending yet, according to reports they could be back in with a £75 million bid for Brighton midfielder, Moises Caicedo.
Despite the ludicrous amount of money that they’ve spent, they are currently tenth in the table and in the midst of one of their worst-ever Premier League seasons.
Speaking to BT Sport ahead of his side’s clash with Liverpool, Potter revealed that transfer decisions aren’t completely up to him.
“We’re trying to win together, as a club. Whilst I have an input on everything I’m not the guy that sits in a room and decides everything.”
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‘I don’t think it’s as simple as saying they’re “mine”.’ he told BT Sport.
‘If you’re the head coach, it’s very hard to also have command over these targets and have a list of players that are “yours”. I think my job is to support the club, which is a recruitment team, an ownership group. Whether it’s transfers, whether it’s daily environment, winning matches…it’s a club. We’re trying to win together as a club.
‘Whilst I have an input in everything, I’m not the guy that sits in a room and decides everything.’
what do you make of their transfer business so far in this window?