December 2, 2022

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Breaking: Chelsea affirm appointment of Tuchel’s successor Graham Potter


Chelsea have appointed Graham Potter as their new supervisor following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

Potter has left fellow Premier League membership Brighton to take up the position and has signed a five-year cope with the Blues.

The 47-year-old stated he was “extremely proud and excited to signify Chelsea”.

Potter’s first recreation in cost can be an away derby with fellow west London membership Fulham on Saturday at 12:30 BST.

“We’re thrilled to deliver Graham to Chelsea,” stated the Stamford Bridge membership’s chairman Todd Boehly.

“He’s a confirmed coach and an innovator within the Premier League who suits our imaginative and prescient for the membership.

“Not solely is he extraordinarily gifted on the pitch, he has abilities and capabilities that stretch past the pitch which can make Chelsea a extra profitable membership.

“He has had a significant affect at his earlier golf equipment and we sit up for his optimistic affect at Chelsea.

“We sit up for supporting him, his teaching staff and the squad in realising their full potential within the coming months and years.”

Former Ostersunds FK and Swansea supervisor Potter led Brighton to a ninth-place end final season, the membership’s highest ever top-flight end.

“I’m very excited to companion with Chelsea’s new possession group and sit up for assembly and dealing with the thrilling group of gamers and to develop a staff and tradition that our superb followers may be pleased with,” stated Potter.

He additionally supplied a “honest thanks” to Brighton, together with chairman Tony Bloom, for his or her assist throughout his three-year spell on the membership.

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Potter’s assistant Billy Reid, first-team coaches Bjorn Hamberg and Bruno, goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts and assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay will be a part of him on the Chelsea.

Brighton Underneath-21 coach Andrew Crofts has taken over as Brighton’s interim head coach.

“I’m very disillusioned that Graham can be leaving us,” stated Bloom.

“He has completed exceptionally properly over the previous three-and-a-bit seasons, he’s an distinctive head coach and an distinctive individual. He can be massively missed at our soccer membership.

“He leaves a superb legacy for his successor with the membership in its highest ever place, and on the again of main us to our highest end within the membership’s historical past final season.

“I want to thank Graham, Billy, Bjorn, Bruno, Ben and Kyle for his or her work right here, and need all of them the easiest for the long run.

“Whereas our consideration is now on appointing Graham’s successor as head coach our quick focus, in fact, is on Saturday’s recreation at Bournemouth and supporting Andrew Crofts as interim head coach.”

(BBC)