Chelsea manager Graham Potter during their UEFA Champions League win over RB Salzburg at Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria, October 2022.

Watch: ‘It’s like Football Manager’: Neville, Carragher’s Chelsea verdict

Chelsea’s sacking of Graham Potter was the big story in the footballing world on Monday – and Sky Sports pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have delivered their verdict on the latest managerial drama at Stamford Bridge.

Potter was sacked after just six months at Chelsea following a disastrous run of form that’s left the 2021 Champions League languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League table.

They are 12 points off the top four with 10 games of the season remaining, beginning with Tuesday’s match at home to Liverpool.

“It’s been really difficult, at every single level, especially emotionally,” said Bruno, who’ll be Chelsea’s interim head coach until further notice.

“You have to do the press conference, you have to deal with the players – it’s hard.

“My relationship with Graham and Billy, and how it affects families – it’s difficult to deal with that.

“It’s a sad day for the staff because Graham and Billy are two top coaches and top human beings.

“I have to be as professional as I can and try to help and guide the players. I’m just focusing on what I can control and going day by day.”

It was inevitable that Potter’s sacking was the main topic of conversation on Monday Night Football, with Neville and Carragher offering their verdict on Chelsea’s decision.

Speaking before coverage of Everton’s match against Tottenham, Neville said: “They’re all over the shop. I described them as chaotic at the start of the season and I’m not changing my mind.

“It’s a little like Football Manager, kids in the sweet shop. They gave the manager too many sweets.”

While Carragher added: “You don’t sack Thomas Tuchel and go for Graham Potter,” before comparing Chelsea to Real Madrid in terms of how they treat managers and the expectations of supporters.

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