Graham Potter, the head coach of Chelsea Football Club, has expressed his concerns about the departure of Anthony Barry, the first-team coach, ahead of a potential UEFA Champions League semi-final tie against Bayern Munich.
In an interview captured by Mail Online Sport and quoted by a sports news account MiaSanMia on twitter, Potter revealed that delaying Barry's move until after the potential tie against Bayern is something that is being discussed for obvious reasons.
"It's obviously something [delaying a move until after a potential tie against Bayern] that's in the conversation for obvious reasons," Potter said.
Barry, who joined Chelsea's coaching staff in 2020, has been an integral part of the team's success this season, working closely with Potter and the players to help them achieve their goals.
However, the coach has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, where he would reunite with former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, who was recently appointed as the manager of the German giants.
Despite the potential move, Potter remains focused on the task at hand, which is to guide Chelsea to success in both the Premier League and the Champions League this season.
"We're just focused on the job at hand and trying to win as many games as we can, both domestically and in Europe," Potter said.
Chelsea is currently sitting in the tenth position of the Premier League table and is set to face off against Real Madrid in the last eight of the Champions League. If they progress to the semi-finals, they could potentially face Bayern Munich, which would make the presence of Barry on the coaching staff even more crucial.
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