Todd Boehly has added Rubeus Hagrid to Chelsea’s coaching staff in a bid to turn around the Blues’ ailing season.
The half-giant was introduced to first team stars at Chelsea’s Cobham Training Centre in the wake of yesterday’s FA Cup third round exit.
Hagrid joins the West London outfit following spells at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and the Order of the Phoenix.
Boehly made the move after #PotterOut began trending on social media following the Blues’ 4-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester City.
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Hagrid will be in the dugout beside Potter for Chelsea’s derby clash with Fulham on Thursday evening.
Discussing his new job with Paddy Power News, the 94-year-old Keeper of Keys told us:
‘It’s a privilege to be named the next ex-assistant manager of Chelsea FC’.
‘I hope the fans will one day mention me in the same breath as other legendary assistants such as Jody Morris and Steve Clarke’.
When quizzed about what changes he’d make to Chelsea’s starting XI, the 9ft professor said:
‘I told Potter to re-install Édouard Mendy as first-choice goalkeeper when he returns from injury. He will no longer be the Prisoner of Arrizabalaga’.
‘Our fans will also be glad to know, I fed Mason Mount to my pet Acromantula, Aragog, after training this morning’.
Explaining Hagrid’s surprise appointment, Boehly told Paddy Power News:
‘I hired Hagrid to save Potter’s ass’.
‘Just like when he rescued one-year-old Potter from the ruins of his house in Godric’s Hollow, after Lord Voldemort wiped out both his parents’.
However, when informed of previous comments made by Hagrid about never wanting to work with Cristiano Ronaldo, the 49-year-old billionaire screamed:
Meanwhile, following Jack Butland’s loan move to Manchester United, Crystal Palace have enquired about Kai Havertz’s availability as they look to fill their back-up goalkeeping position.
‘The way he (Havertz) came out and punched the ball clear, it reminded me of a young Pepe Reina’, said Eagles boss Patrick Vieira.
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