• Chelsea choose to appoint Graham Potter to succeed Thomas Tuchel as manager.

    Chelsea have named Graham Potter as their new manager following the demotion from Thomas Tuchel.

    Potter has quit his fellow Premier League club Brighton to assume the role of Brighton as the Blues' new manager. He has also signed a 5-year contract for Blues. Blues.

    The 47-year old said"I'm "incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea".

    Potter's debut game as coach is an away game at West London side Fulham on Saturday, at 12:30 BST.

    his Assistant Billy Reid, first-team coaches Bjorn Hamberg and Bruno goalkeeping Coach Ben Roberts and assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay will join him at Chelsea club, who have compensated Brighton more than PS21m in compensation.

    "We are thrilled to bring Graham to Chelsea," said the Stamford Bridge club's chairman Todd Boehly.

    "He is an experienced coach and an innovative player within the Premier League who fits our goals for the club.

    "Not not only does he appear incredibly skilled on the pitch but he also has the skills and abilities that go beyond the pitch, which will help make Chelsea an even more successful club.

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    "He has made an impact on the game in his previous clubs, and we are looking forward to his positive influence on the pitch at Chelsea.

    "We are looking forward to working with him along with his coaching team as well as the players in reaching their full potential over the months ahead and over the years to come. "

    A former Ostersunds FK and Swansea City manager Potter managed Brighton to the ninth spot in the last season, which was Brighton's best ever top-flight performance.

    He has led them to fourth on the table in the current season after winning four matches, losing one, and drawing only one out of the Six Premier League games.

    Chelsea chose to dismiss Tuchel, who took home three awards in the span of 20 years in the 20-month period at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues finishing sixth in the premier league following a summer where they paid PS255.3m during the transfer window in summer.

    "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," Potter said. Potter.

    He also expressed "sincere thanks" to Brighton as well as Chairman Tony Bloom, for their assistance during his time of less than three years in the Brighton club.

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    Brighton under-21 manager Andrew Crofts has taken over as Brighton's interim head coach and the attacking player Adam Lallana will be part of his coaching team.

    "I am very disappointed that Graham will be leaving us," Bloom said. Bloom.

    "He has been extremely successful in the last three seasons. He is an excellent head coach, and a remarkable person. He will be missed by our football team.

    "He leaves a fantastic legacy for his successor to follow with the club in its top ever position and also on the back of guiding us to our highest position in club's history in the last season.

    "I wish to say thank you to Graham, Billy, Bjorn, Bruno, Ben and Kyle for their contributions here and wish them the best for the future..

    "While our focus is on the appointment of Graham's successor head coach, our main goal, of course the game on Saturday at Bournemouth and helping Andrew Crofts as interim head coach. "

    An ex-fullback who played within the Football League with Stoke, West Brom and York, Potter began his managerial career at Ostersunds FK in 2010, taking them from the fourth division in Swedish soccer to their highest level and which included winning the Swedish Cup and reaching the knockout stages of the Europa League.

    He was then appointed manager for Swansea City in June 2018 after a brief stint playing for the Championship team and then moving to Brighton in May 2019 , following Chris Hughton's resignation.

    Potter was able to lead the team to the 15th and 16th places and a ninth-place final in his three seasons as the club's manager.

    Updated on 12:55-pm September 10,2022

    Tags: Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea