AXED Chelsea boss Graham Potter flew off for a sunshine holiday — and checked his old side’s result on the way.
He spent £20,000 of his £13million pay-off on a Maldives break with his wife and three children.
After changing at Dubai, he was in his Maldives-bound business-class seat when he got his phone out to see Chelsea had drawn 0-0 with Liverpool.
A source said: “Graham certainly wasn’t cracking open the champagne, and, if anything, looked a little glum.
“He perked up during the flight — perhaps knowing Chelsea still struggled without him gave him a lift.
“He played games with his son and also had a snooze.
“He was last on the plane and first off, disappearing in a private bus.”
Potter, 47, wearing sunglasses and baseball cap, headed abroad on Tuesday two days after being fired from the under-performing Premier League side.
They paid Brighton a record £22million to nab Potter and his coaches in September.
HAALAND TEAMS UP
GOAL machine Erling Haaland and girlfriend Isabel Haugseng Johansen look to net a bargain or two as they go shopping.
The Manchester City striker, 22, and Isabel, 18, were joined by an 11-strong entourage as they hit upmarket stores in London’s Oxford Street.