Chelsea’s new coach Graham Potter has penned a five-year contract moments after Thomas Tuchel was sacked. Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel after he failed to execute his role properly.
Chelsea’s loss to Dynamo Zagreb played a major role in his sacking. The new administration did not hesitate to give him cash to make new signings.
However, Tuchel failed to manage the players leading to his exit. The club led by Todd Boehly contacted Potter in Brighton, who never took a second to negotiate the offer.
He took the position on Wednesday night and now claims to be proud to join the Blues family.
“I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club.”
“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.” Graham said.
He also thanked his former team, Brighton, for granting him the opportunity.
He said: “I would also like to place my sincere thanks to Brighton & Hove Albion for allowing me this opportunity and in particular Tony Bloom and all the players, staff and supporters for their continued support during my time at the club.”
Boehly, on the other hand, claimed Graham Potter to be the perfect replacement for Thomas Tuchel, and regarding his achievements, he could take the club to greater levels.
He said: “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.”
“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.”
Boehly also assured to support the current manager, considering what he can do to the club.
“We look forward to supporting him, his coaching team and the squad in realizing their full potential in the coming months and years.” Boehly assured.
However, Chelsea had to compensate Brighton since Graham moved without completion of his contract.
Graham also moved with all his support staff that includes goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts, Bruno, Bjorn, Billy Reid, and Kyle Macaulay.
Brighton was then paid £ 20 million for compensation.
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