Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter as their new manager.
The London side have moved quickly to appoint a successor to Thomas Tuchel, who shockingly parted ways with the club on Wednesday morning after they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening match of the Champions League group stage.
Chelsea have announced the appointment of Graham Potter on a five-year contract after agreeing a fee with Brighton to release him from his existing contract with the club.
“I’m incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club,” Potter said. “I’m very excited to partner with Chelsea’s new ownership group and look forward to meeting and working with the exciting set 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 & 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.”Graham Potter
The American business man Todd Boehly led the search for a new manager after their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb and he quickly identified Potter as his favorite .
Graham Potter arrived at Brighton in 2019, he led the team to a ninth-placed finish last season, their highest in the club’s history.
Chelsea will take on 10th placed Fulham on Saturday away from home, Graham Potter will be hoping to start of on a winning note