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Chelsea’s Interim Manager Bruno Saltor Makes Worrying Admission Ahead Of Liverpool Match Today

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Chelsea's Interim Manager Bruno Saltor Makes Worrying Admission Ahead Of Liverpool Match Today
Chelsea's Interim Manager Bruno Saltor Makes Worrying Admission Ahead Of Liverpool Match Today

Chelsea’s interim head coach, Bruno Saltor has admitted that he has never picked a team before ahead of the club’s upcoming match against Liverpool tonight.

Saltor has taken temporary charge of the Blues following the sacking of Graham Potter on Sunday, after less than seven months in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table, 12 points off the top four, with European qualification looking increasingly unlikely.

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READ ALSO: Graham Potter Rejects Job To Manage Another Premier League Club Just One Day After Chelsea Sacked Him

Despite the hope that a change in management could help turn things around, the inexperience of Saltor is likely to be a cause for concern among Chelsea fans.

The former Brighton defender only began his coaching career a few years ago under Potter, and followed him to Chelsea earlier this season.

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However, Saltor remains optimistic about his abilities, saying in a recent interview, “I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead this team and I’m confident that I can do the job. I may not have much experience, but I’ve learned a lot from working with Graham and I’m ready to take on the challenge.”

READ ALSO: Arsenal Star ‘Kicked Out of Training’ After Previously Annoying Mikel Arteta

As the Blues prepare to face Liverpool, Saltor will be tasked with selecting a team and making tactical decisions that could impact the outcome of the match.

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With so much at stake for Chelsea this season, the pressure is on to turn things around and get the club back to winning ways.

And the 42-year-old admitted in his pre-match press conference on Monday that the game against Liverpool will be his first time picking a starting XI for a match, but he insists he is ready.

READ ALSO: Fans Not Happy With Gary Neville’s Pick As He Tells Chelsea Who They Should Appoint To Replace Graham Potter

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‘I have been coaching for four years and have been coaching under Graham,’ Bruno said.

‘Obviously, he has been the manager and he always had the last word. It’s quite clear that it’s not been the case [Bruno picking a team]. Tomorrow is going to be the first time.

‘I feel good. It is my duty. A duty and a responsibility. I am at a really important club and I want to try my best.

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‘If I am here right now, it’s because Graham and the club thought it was the right step and I’m here just trying to help the club, and trying to be the most professional I can.

‘Obviously, it’s been a difficult 24 hours for all of us, for the staff, for the families, and now we just have to deal with the situation. It’s really important to focus just day by day, how much we can affect every day, what we can control.

‘What we can control is how we train today, how we play tomorrow and after we see how it goes.’

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The duration of Bruno Saltor’s interim coaching role at Chelsea remains uncertain, with conflicting reports suggesting that club owner Todd Boehly and his team may either swiftly appoint a new manager or wait until the summer to do so.

Chelsea’s Interim Manager Bruno Saltor Makes Worrying Admission Ahead of Crucial Liverpool Match

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