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I’m happy to join Chelsea, says new manager Potter

Graham Potter
Graham Potter

Newly appointed Chelsea manager, Graham Potter has said he’s happy to joined the Blues.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion coach was named Chelsea coach on Thursday afternoon following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday after poor start of the season.

The 47-year-old coach is expected to start his campaign against Fulham this weekend after penned a five-year deal with the Blues.

Speaking after his unveiling at Stamford Bridge, Potter said: “I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club.

“I am very excited to partner with Chelsea’s new ownership group and look forward to meeting and working with the exciting group of players and to develop a team and culture that our amazing fans can be proud of.

“I would also like to place my sincere thanks to Brighton & Hove Albion for allowing me this opportunity and in particular Tony Bloom and all the players, staff and supporters for their continued support during my time at the club.”
Also, Chairman of the club, Todd Boehly said: “We are thrilled to bring Graham to Chelsea. He is a proven coach and an innovator in the Premier League who fits our vision for the Club. Not only is he extremely talented on the pitch, he has skills and capabilities that extend beyond the pitch which will make Chelsea a more successful Club.

“He has had a major impact at his previous Clubs and we look forward to his positive impact at Chelsea. We look forward to supporting him, his coaching team and the squad in realising their full potential in the coming months and years,” he disclosed.