No less than 13 players from the first team were signed Todd Boehly and Co over the season at a cost of around £600 million to leave a bloated team the recently sacked manager struggled to gain traction.
As the club look for a new manager, former Newcastle and England captain Shearer made clear his disbelief at Chelsea’s handling of Potter’s short spell in charge.
He told APK2“Whoever the hell goes to a football club, pays over £20 million for the manager and his staff, gives him a five or six year contract, at £10 million a year, gives them a ridiculous amount of players with a stupid amount of money spent… and fire him seven months later?
“It can only happen in football.”
Shearer added that despite all of Chelsea’s spending, one of the most baffling factors was their inability to sign a striker.
He continued: “You talk about bringing in all your staff and recruit guys, you can’t tell me the recruit guys are going to [the list of players signed] and thought, ‘This is the path we’re going to take, that’s our plan’.
“Anyone with a football brain will tell you that signing so many players is not going to work.”