Joe Cole: Chelsea fans are used to top managers like Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte

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Former Chelsea star Joe Cole has admitted that the sacking of Thomas Tuchel was a wrong one.

The former Blue is asking for consistency from the Blues owners – something the club has never experienced, with managerial departures often a norm.

According to Joe Cole, Chelsea fans are used to seeing top managers at the club and wondered whether Graham Potter would be able to do the job, as he doesn’t have the rich CV of the likes of Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho and Thomas Tuchel.

Joe Cole is however excited at seeing how Potter would eventually turn out.

He said: “Chelsea fans are used to getting [Antonio] Conte, [Jose] Mourinho… top manager. But to go with Graham Potter, I’m actually quite excited about that because that suggests to me that we’re going in a different direction and looking for stability.

“For all of the success Chelsea have had, if we had stability like Man City have had with Pep [Guardiola], we could have had more.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes. It’s okay saying he’s our manager for the next few years but what if we don’t get into the Champions League? That’s when the test is going to come.

“But I’m excited because I love his brand of football. Only time will tell but maybe we can get more stability under the new owners.”