Get To Know Bruno Saltor: Chelsea Interim Coach That Replaced Sacked Graham Potter
Bruno Saltor Named Chelsea Interim Head Coach After Potter’s Departure
Following the departure of Graham Potter, Bruno Saltor has been named the interim head coach of Chelsea. Potter was sacked after a 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, and Bruno will take over the team for their upcoming Premier League game at home to Liverpool. Bruno joined Chelsea when he moved to Stamford Bridge from Brighton along with Potter in September 2022. The Spaniard is a Brighton legend, having made 235 appearances during his decade-long tenure at the south coast club.
A Brighton Legend
Bruno joined Brighton from Valencia in 2012 and played a significant role in their promotion to the Premier League in 2017. He captained the club for years before retiring in 2019 after an almost 18-year senior football career. Following his retirement, he became part of the Brighton coaching staff.
Bruno Saltor was born on 1 October 1980 in El Masnou, Spain. He began his career with the RCD Espanyol youth team and later played for their reserve team. He then signed for RC Celta de Vigo B in 2001, where he spent two seasons. He later played for Deportivo Alavés, UD Salamanca, and AD Ceuta before joining Almería in 2006. He spent two seasons with the club before moving to Valencia in 2009.
Bruno played in La Liga for nine seasons, making 232 appearances and scoring 13 goals. He won the Copa del Rey with Valencia in 2008 and was a runner-up in the competition in 2011. He also played in the UEFA Europa League for three seasons, making 17 appearances and scoring one goal.
Bruno’s Move to Brighton
Bruno joined Brighton in 2012 and became an instant hit with the fans. He was a key player in their promotion to the Premier League in 2017, making 32 appearances and scoring one goal. He was also named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year for that season.
Bruno’s Leadership Skills
Bruno’s leadership skills were evident during his time at Brighton. He captained the team for several seasons and was widely respected by his teammates. His professionalism and dedication to the club were also appreciated by the fans. He was regarded as one of the best right-backs in the Championship during his time at Brighton.
Bruno’s Coaching Career
Following his retirement from playing, Bruno became part of the Brighton coaching staff. He joined Chelsea in September 2022 as part of Potter’s backroom team. He has been retained by the club to lead the team while they search for a new manager.
Bruno’s Coaching Philosophy
Bruno’s coaching philosophy is based on hard work, dedication, and attention to detail. He believes that every player has the potential to improve and that it is the coach’s job to help them achieve their goals. He also believes in playing attacking football and taking the game to the opposition.
Chelsea’s Upcoming Fixtures
After Chelsea’s Premier League game against Liverpool, they will face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on April 12. Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have pledged their support for Bruno and the team. They have 10 Premier League games remaining and a Champions League quarter-final ahead of them. The owners have promised to put every effort and commitment into every one of those games to end the season on a high.
Bruno Saltor has been named the interim head coach of Chelsea following the departure of Graham Potter. Bruno is a Brighton legend, having made 235 appearances during his decade-long tenure at the club