Graham Potter claims that because of the criticism he receives as Chelsea’s manager, his family and mental health have suffered.
The Blues, who have only won two of their last 14 games overall, were defeated 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday by struggling Premier League team Southampton.
They are 11 points outside of the Champions League spots in the Premier League’s 10th place.
Potter added, “With the results as they are, you take criticism.”
“It ought to happen. Fair enough. There has always been a courteous and upbeat atmosphere here.
“That doesn’t mean it’s at all simple. Everyone doesn’t care, the family suffers, the mental health suffers, and while it’s difficult for me personally.
Under Potter, who took over in September after Thomas was fired,