Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met Potter in central London on Wednesday afternoon for what were described as "positive talks" about the Brighton manager's future role at Stamford Bridge and the club's plans to develop the whole football operation. Those discussions have continued early Thursday morning and both sides expect to reach an agreement within the next 24 hours. Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, who are both out of work, were also on Chelsea's radar. Having turned down the chance to talk to other top clubs in recent years, Potter believes that Chelsea offers him the best chance to further his own coaching career at a world-class club. Boehly axed Tuchel in a face-to-face meeting at 9.30am on Wednesday morning - just three months after completing his takeover of the club. Tuchel lost his job because of an increasingly difficult relationship with the owners, who were willing to try and make it work with the German but it proved to be not possible. Tuchel also had an increasingly difficult relationship with some players which is not unusual and happens at most clubs. Boehly is still acting as sporting director having moved on director Marina Granovskaia, chairman Bruce Buck and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech this summer in a complete overhaul of the Roman Abramovich era. Chelsea invested a one-window Premier League record of £273m to revamp Tuchel's squad this summer, bringing in Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.