Chelsea Football Club Chooses Graham Potter as New Head Coach

September 8, 2022
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By Dipo Olowookere

Mr Graham Potter has been announced as the new Head Coach of Chelsea Football Club of England after Mr Thomas Tuchel was shown the way out of the club on Wednesday.

In a statement on its website on Thursday, the English football outfit said the former Manager of Brighton and Hove Albion FC “will take charge of the team immediately.”

Chelsea, which has picked 10 points from the available 18 points in this season’s English Premier League, said it was attracted to Mr Potter’s “progressive football and innovative coaching,” handing him a 5-year contract to take the club to greater heights.

The club, which was recently acquired by Mr Todd Boehly from Mr Roman Abramovich, seats just 2 points behind Manchester United in the sixth position on the EPL log.

“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,” Mr Boehly said.

Reacting to his appointment, Mr 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 developing 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.”

“Graham is a football innovator and winner on the pitch and a leader off the pitch. He has deeply impressed us with his ideas and approach to football.

“We are thrilled to partner with Graham to build a winning team, one that embodies the culture of collaboration, innovation, teamwork, player development, and a commitment to excellence on and off the pitch.

“We are fortunate to have Graham and his team as our partners in that journey,” the co-controlling owners of Chelsea, Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, were quoted as saying in the statement.

Mr Potter, 47, has been described as one of the most exciting coaches in the game, starting his journey in Sweden before bringing his talents to the English game over the past four seasons.

He is educated to a degree level in disciplines beyond sport and has combined these experiences to forge a collaborative, forward-thinking approach while developing attacking and winning football.

Dipo Olowookere

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

Mr Olowookere can be reached via [email protected]

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