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Graham Potter's stance on Anthony Barry's Chelsea future revealed amid Huddersfield links

Nick Emms

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Graham Potter's stance on Anthony Barry's Chelsea future revealed amid Huddersfield links

Chelsea head coach Graham Potter's stance on Anthony Barry's future has been revealead.

The coach joined Chelsea from Wigan Athletic under Frank Lampard but remained at the club despite his sacking.

Lampard was keen to take Barry with him when he became Everton boss after the pair met on a coaching course together.

However, Chelsea held firm to keep Barry at the club and he remained at Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Barry, Chelsea coach. (Alamy)
Anthony Barry, Chelsea coach. (Alamy)

Thomas Tuchel, former Chelsea boss, was full of praise for Barry in the past and was keen to keep him under his coaching staff.

The German was dismissed, however, earlier in September and Barry's future was unclear.

Potter brought in his own coaching staff which included Brighton legend Bruno Saltor.

This threw Barry's future into doubt, with it previously unclear as to whether Potter wanted to keep him as part of his backroom staff.

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Then came links to Huddersfield Town, who were reportedly interested in speaking to Barry after dismissing their head coach.

However, no official approach has been made and now Potter's stance on the matter has been revealed.

As reported by The Athletic, Potter wants to keep him at the club.

Chelsea value Barry highly, the report states, but he will have the final decision over his future.

The early indications are that Potter would like him to remain at the club, just as Tuchel did.

Potter was appointed Chelsea head coach earlier this month (Image: Alamy)
Potter was appointed Chelsea head coach earlier this month (Image: Alamy)

However, he has aspirations to become a head coach one day and if granted the opportunity he could look to move.

It remains to be seen as to whether Barry will stay at the club if Huddersfield approach him.

Despite this, he is not the frontrunner for the Championship job and could remain as a coach at Chelsea.

The Blues would likely look to replace Barry if he was to leave, with Potter doing all he can to convinve the coach to remain.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Graham Potter, Premier League, Football

Nick Emms
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