Chelsea hires Graham Potter as manager, replacing Tuchel
Chelsea’s new American owners took a gamble with the first managerial appointment of their tenure, hiring Graham Potter from Premier League rival Brighton on Thursday despite his lack of experience coaching at soccer’s highest level. The 47-year-old Potter agreed to a five-year deal as the replacement for Thomas Tuchel, who was fired on Wednesday after an apparent breakdown in his relationship with Chelsea’s recently installed ownership team fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. While Tuchel won the Champions League with Chelsea last year and previously ran a locker room of soccer superstars — such as Kylian Mbappé and Neymar — at Paris Saint-Germain, Potter has a more obscure coaching past and has won only one trophy, the Swedish Cup in 2017.news.yahoo.com
How Brighton was a voice of Premier League during shutdown
Brighton was a voice of the Premier League league during the three-month coronavirus pandemic shutdown. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)When Manchester City wanted some tips ahead of the Premier League restart, the defending champions turned to a team trying to avoid relegation. As players were suddenly ordered home and stadiums emptied, Brighton became a voice of the league during the three-month coronavirus pandemic shutdown. For 11 weeks out of the last 12 on a Thursday or Friday gaining regular on-the-record accounts of the trepidations of a Premier League club was just a Zoom call away for the media. The calls also provided a deeper insight into the running of a Premier League club.
Sports look to Bundesliga restart with trepidation, hope
Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. The spread of the coronavirus paused every major sport and left a hole in the lives of billions during two months of weekends without any live elite competition to watch until now. When the German Bundesliga lockdown ends on Saturday, a sense of normality will be restored with a very unusual feel. The sporting world and national leaders will be watching with as much trepidation as hope. The Bundesliga is going to be important, Colombia President Ivn Duque said.