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Chelsea verify Graham Potter as new supervisor after sacking Thomas Tuchel

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Potter arrives at Stamford Bridge from Brighton (Image: Getty)

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

Potter, 47, leaves Brighton to signal a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge after the Seagulls gave Chelsea permission to carry talks with their supervisor.

Former Tottenham supervisor Mauricio Pochettino, who’s at present with out a membership, was additionally thought-about for a task.

Potter will take cost of his first sport as Blues boss on Saturday within the west London derby in opposition to Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Potter started constructing his stellar repute away from English soccer with Ostersund, who have been enjoying within the fourth tier of Swedish soccer when he took over as head coach in 2011.

Inside six years he has guided the membership to the highest flight and to the Europa League the place they claimed a well-known scalp over Arsenal on the Emirates Stadium in 2018.

After a season within the Championship with Swansea, Potter joined Brighton in 2019 the place he has overseen a formidable transformation of the membership, fully altering their fashion of play together with his model of attacking and tactically versatile soccer successful him loads of admirers.   

Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea on Wednesday (Image: Getty)

Potter has led Brighton to fifteenth, sixteenth and ninth locations finishes in his three seasons in cost with the Seagulls at present fourth within the Premier League having gained 4 of their opening six matches.

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Brighton are anticipated to gather round £16million in compensation from the deal that takes Potter to west London.

‘I’m extremely proud and excited to characterize Chelsea FC, this improbable soccer membership,’ Potter stated.

‘I’m very excited to accomplice with Chelsea’s new possession group and stay up for assembly and dealing with the thrilling group of gamers and to develop a workforce and tradition that our superb followers may be pleased with.

‘I might additionally like to put my honest because of Brighton & Hove Albion for permitting me this chance and specifically Tony Bloom and all of the gamers, employees and supporters for his or her continued assist throughout my time on the membership.’

Potter leaves Brighton fourth within the Premier League (Image: Getty)

Todd Boehly, Chelsea chairman, stated: ‘We’re thrilled to convey Graham to Chelsea. 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 proficient on the pitch, he has expertise and capabilities that reach past the pitch which is able to make Chelsea a extra profitable Membership. He has had a significant affect at his earlier Golf equipment’ and we stay up for his constructive affect at Chelsea. We stay up for supporting him, his teaching workforce and the squad in realising their full potential within the coming months and years.’

Tuchel in the meantime leaves Stamford Bridge after 20 months in cost, having gained the Champions League inside his first 5 months on the membership.

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The German was sacked by Chelsea on Wednesday morning following a dismal defeat to Dinamo Zagreb of their Champions League group stage opener the earlier evening.

His dismissal comes after shedding the arrogance of the Chelsea squad and the brand new possession led by American businessman Todd Boehly, whose consortium acquired the membership in Could.

The Blues have endured an underwhelming begin to the season regardless of spending within the extra of £270million on new signings this summer time.

Whereas solely 5 factors off the highest, Chelsea have gained simply three of their opening six video games, struggling defeats to Leeds United and Southampton.

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