Graham Potter Becomes Chelsea’s New Coach
Graham Potter left Brighton to take over at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea’s new manager on Thursday, replacing the fired Thomas Tuchel.
Potter has agreed to a five – year contract and the Premier League club, who complimented his management abilities, “progressive football and innovative coaching”.
The 47years old man’s at Brighton won him worldwide acclaim.
While requiring entertaining and tactically savvy performances from his players, he guided Brighton to a ninth-place finish last season and propelled them to fourth this term.
On Saturday, Potter’s first game as the manager of Chelsea will be a rivalry matchup against Fulham in west London.
“I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club,” said the Englishman.
“I am very excited to partner with Chelsea’s new ownership group and look forward to meeting and working with the exciting group of players and to develop a team and culture that our amazing fans can be proud of.
“I would also like to place my sincere thanks to Brighton and Hove Albion for allowing me this opportunity.”
Acording to the Chelsea chairman, who fired Tuchel after just seven games of the current campaign, Potter will fit wonderfully with Todd Boehly’s vision for the future at Stamford Bridge.
“We are thrilled to bring Graham to Chelsea. He is a proven coach and an innovator in the Premier League who fits our vision for the club,” Boehly said.
“Not only is he extremely talented on the pitch, he has skills and capabilities that extend beyond the pitch which will make Chelsea a more successful club.
“He has had a major impact at his previous clubs and we look forward to his positive impact at Chelsea.”
The club was successfully taken over by a group led by Boehly earlier this year, ending Roman Abramovich’s rule.