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Chelsea set to announce another deal to boost Graham Potter’s squad

Under the new manager, Graham Potter, Chelsea will likely hire a new head scout soon after they appoint their new sporting director.

That is the view of training ground expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.


As relayed by Training Ground Guru earlier this month (4 September), Chelsea have parted company with head of international scouring Scott McLachlan.

McLachlan, who had been with the club for over a decade, is the latest senior behind-the-scenes figure to leave Chelsea following the takeover by Todd Boehly’s consortium in May.


The headline departure has been Thomas Tuchel who was sacked and replaced by Graham Potter last week.

But chairman Bruce Buck, director Marina Granovskia and sporting director Petr Cech have also been ousted.


Per The Telegraph last Thursday (8 September), Potter will be personally involved in the hunt for Cech’s replacement.

Dinnery forecasts that the Blues will not move to appoint a new head of scouting before they hire a sporting director.


“The departure of Thomas Tuchel impacts the situation,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“The role of the sporting director is to implement a club’s philosophy from top to bottom and bottom to top.”

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