The Blues’ remaining league place won’t 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 value £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 plenty of regarding performances and did not maintain a clear sheet for the reason that opening day of the season.
Failing to do both of these issues won’t value 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 had been to fail to qualify for the Champions League below Potter, Todd Boehly and the Clearlake Capital consortium are making ready for the long-term with the brand new supervisor.
Boehly will give Potter loads of time (Image: Getty)
They don’t seem to be ready to tear up these plans simply because they could must spend one season out of Europe’s premier membership competitors – a mindset that may be a world away from Roman Abramovich’s axe-happy regime.
There may be additionally a recognition that it’s going to take time for Potter to imprint his fashion on the group, 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 virtually grow to be a must-win recreation after the defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.
Talking about his transfer to Chelsea, Potter mentioned: ‘I’m extremely proud and excited to symbolize Chelsea FC, this unbelievable soccer membership.
‘I’m very excited to companion with Chelsea’s new possession group and look ahead to assembly and dealing with the thrilling group of gamers and to develop a group and tradition that our superb followers may be happy with.
‘I’d additionally like to position my honest because of 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 help throughout my time on the membership.’
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