The Blues’ closing league place is not going to be of paramount significance (Image: Getty)
The 47-year-old was put in as Thomas Tuchel’s successor on Thursday afternoon after being handed a five-year deal price £10million every season.
Though Chelsea are solely in sixth place within the Premier League desk, simply three factors off fourth-placed Brighton, they’d delivered quite a lot of regarding performances and didn’t maintain a clear sheet for the reason that opening day of the season.
Failing to do both of these issues is not going to price Potter his job, nevertheless, with a 3rd remit being to enhance performances and forge a brand new philosophy on the membership.
If the Englishman reveals clear progress on and off the pitch then he might be granted a second season – and a summer season switch window – to proceed to construct on his work.
Even when Chelsea have been to fail to qualify for the Champions League below Potter, Todd Boehly and the Clearlake Capital consortium are getting ready for the long-term with the brand new supervisor.
Boehly will give Potter loads of time (Image: Getty)
They aren’t ready to tear up these plans simply because they may must spend one season out of Europe’s premier membership competitors – a mindset that could be a world away from Roman Abramovich’s axe-happy regime.
There may be additionally a recognition that it’ll take time for Potter to imprint his type on the staff, significantly with so many new signings to combine, in addition to an consciousness of how aggressive the highest finish of the Premier League is.
With this weekend’s Premier League matches postponed, the brand new supervisor will take cost of his first match in subsequent Wednesday’s Champions League conflict with RB Salzburg – which has nearly develop into a must-win sport after the defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.
Talking about his transfer to Chelsea, Potter mentioned: ‘I’m extremely proud and excited to characterize Chelsea FC, this incredible soccer membership.
‘I’m very excited to companion with Chelsea’s new possession group and stay up for assembly and dealing with the thrilling group of gamers and to develop a staff and tradition that our wonderful followers will be pleased with.
‘I’d additionally like to position my honest due to Brighton & Hove Albion for permitting me this chance and particularly Tony Bloom and all of the gamers, employees and supporters for his or her continued assist throughout my time on the membership.’
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