BREAKING: Chelsea appoint Graham Potter as new coach

Graham Potter was appointed as Chelsea’s new supervisor on Thursday after he left Brighton to interchange sacked Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

Potter has agreed a five-year deal to take cost of the Premier League membership, who praised his “progressive soccer and modern teaching”.

The 47-year-old was extremely admired for his work at Brighton.

He led Brighton to ninth place final season and took them to fourth place this season, demanding entertaining and tactical efficiency from his gamers.

Potter’s first recreation as Chelsea boss can be a derby on Saturday at west London neighbors Fulham.

“I’m extremely proud and excited to signify Chelsea FC , this improbable soccer membership,” stated the Englishman.

“I’m delighted to be working with Chelsea’s new possession group and stay up for assembly and dealing with the thrilling group of gamers and growing a staff and tradition that our superb followers are pleased with will be on.

“I’d additionally like to precise my honest because of Brighton and Hove Albion for giving me this chance.”

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly, who has canceled Tuchel simply seven video games into the brand new season, believes Potter will slot in completely along with his future imaginative and prescient of Stamford Bridge.

“We’re delighted to carry Graham to Chelsea. He’s a confirmed coach and an innovator within the Premier League who suits our imaginative and prescient for the membership,” stated Boehly.

“Not solely is he extraordinarily proficient on the pitch, he has expertise and talents that stretch past the pitch, making Chelsea a extra profitable membership.

“He has had a huge impact at his earlier golf equipment and we stay up for his optimistic affect at Chelsea.”

A Boehly-led consortium accomplished the takeover of the membership earlier this 12 months, ending Roman Abramovich’s reign.

AFP

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