Simply few hours hours after Chelsea soccer membership sacked coach Thomas Tuchel, a brand new substitute has been traced.
He’s Graham Potter, present Brighton supervisor.
Potter is about to journey to London afterward Wednesday to talk to Chelsea about their vacant head coach place.
SunSport completely revealed earlier that the Blues had been planning on contacting Brighton about Potter’s availability.
And the Seagulls have given Potter, 47, permission to talk to Chelsea chiefs.
The brand new Blues house owners are eager to take the membership in a brand new route with a younger and bold supervisor, fairly factor hiring and firing huge names.
The Chelsea administration needs a brand new gaffer in place earlier than Saturday’s West London derby towards Fulham.
Potter continues to be at Brighton’s coaching floor however will journey from the South Coast to the capital this afternoon.
There he’ll meet with proprietor Todd Boehly to debate the prospect of taking on from Thomas Tuchel.
That implies the Blues are keen to pay the compensation in Potter’s contract that may enable him to go away the Amex.
Tuchel was ruthlessly sacked by American businessman Boehly in a 10 minute convention name.
Potter has overseen a flying begin to the marketing campaign with Brighton.
The Seagulls beat Manchester United at Outdated Trafford on the opening day of the season.
They’ve received 4 of six video games to this point and sit fourth within the Premier League desk, three factors forward of Chelsea.
Potter took over at Brighton in 2019 after a 12 months with Swansea, and 7 years in Sweden with Ostersund earlier than that.
Former Actual Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane and Roger Schmidt are additionally understood to be on Chelsea’s shortlist.
Whereas Mauricio Pochettino is regarded as open to talking to the Blues in regards to the function, too.
However Potter is about to journey for talks with the membership forward of probably taking on.
Tuchel was sacked this morning after Chelsea’s shock defeat to Croatian aspect Dinamo Zagreb within the Champions League final evening.
Nonetheless, the choice to relieve Tuchel of his duties would have come regardless of the end result.