Chelsea owner Todd Boehly have made an offer to hire former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, according to Spanish media outlet OK Diario.
The report claims Boehly is willing to make Zidane the world’s best paid manager at roughly £44million-per-year.
Zidane won the Champions League three consecutive times with Real Madrid but has been out of management since 2021.
“Zidane has a firm offer from an English team,” Eduardo Inda told El Chiringuito. “Specifically, from Chelsea. They have a coach [Potter] who leads the team down the street of bitterness and they are thinking of changing him.
“Graham Potter’s bet has not gone well at all. Zidane’s would be the most important contract for a coach, more than [Diego Simeone’s] £35.6m gross salary, and the Frenchman would be paid £44.5m gross salary per season.”
Despite the rumours and poor results, Potter insists that he retains the backing of Chelsea’s board. “I think there’s always questions if you don’t get results,” he told reporters at the weekend.
“I was under pressure after the two defeats before the break – and that’s from the media.
“But in terms of the board, I’ve had full support, but I’m not naive. If anyone that I work for thinks that the problem lies with me then they have every right to say, ‘thank you very much but it’s not working’ and I accept that.”