Chelsea’s sacking of manager Graham Potter is expected to cost the club a large sum of money.
Chelsea announced their decision to sack Potter on Sunday night after the team’s 2-0 Premier League home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.
Potter, who arrived at Stamford Bridge in September, took charge of the Premier League giants for 31 games, winning 12, drawing 8 and losing 10.
The Englishman signed a five-year contract worth £12 million per year.
Therefore, the total cost of the contract was £60 million.
Chelsea needed to buy out the rest of Potter’s contract in order to fire him.
Given that Potter is already half a year old, the entire procedure will cost close to £50 million.
Potter also brought some of the backroom staff with him to the West London club. Chelsea are expected to pay them too, meaning the spending could be well in excess of £60m.