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Manchester United ought to have appointed Chelsea-bound Graham Potter, says Paul Merson

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Potter was linked with changing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Image: Getty)

Paul Merson believes Manchester United ought to have appointed Brighton boss Graham Potter and that Chelsea is a nasty transfer for the Englishman.

Potter was in London yesterday to carry superior talks with Chelsea and he’s believed to have verbally agreed to exchange Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

The 47-year-old has labored wonders on the south coast by reworking Brighton’s model of play since changing Chris Hughton and the Seagulls are at the moment fourth within the desk, having taken 13 factors from their first six matches this time period.

Potter has waited patiently for the appropriate alternative to progress his profession and he held talks with Tottenham 18 months in the past over changing Jose Mourinho.

He was then linked with changing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Outdated Trafford earlier this yr, earlier than United opted for Erik ten Hag.

And Merson feels a transfer to Outdated Trafford would have been higher for Potter, as he’s not sure whether or not Chelsea’s ‘philosophy’ suits with the Brighton supervisor.

Graham Potter is ready to affix Chelsea (Image: Getty)

‘I like Potter. I believe he is an effective supervisor. Other than Manchester City, the most effective staff I noticed at Stamford Bridge final season was Brighton. They had been unbelievable. Potter makes groups higher. He improves gamers,’ Merson informed SkySports.

‘However is that the job at Chelsea? I believe he might have gotten the Manchester United job. There are extra children at Manchester United and it wants a little bit of rebuilding. What wants rebuilding at Chelsea? Each participant is a £50m participant.

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‘These are internationals with 1,000,000 caps between them. You simply must take care of them. You don’t have to show them the sport. It’s horses for programs.

‘Potter would discover gamers and make them higher. He’s a challenge supervisor. Give him 5 years and he’ll rip it up. That isn’t Chelsea’s philosophy. Chelsea’s philosophy is to exit and purchase the most effective gamers. I simply don’t see it at Chelsea. He might be out of a job in a yr.

‘The way in which Chelsea are, the way in which it’s run, how lengthy are you going to be within the job for? They received the Champions League final yr. They misplaced two cup finals on penalties this yr.’

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