Graham Potter Announced As New Chelsea Manager

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

8 Sep 2022

Chelsea FC have appointed Graham Potter as their new head coach.

Potter replaces Thomas Tuchel who was sacked by new owner Todd Boehly following a 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The club said in a statement:

“Chelsea Football Club is delighted to welcome Graham Potter as our new Head Coach, joining us on a five-year contract to bring his progressive football and innovative coaching to the Club,”

“Potter is 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. The 47-year-old is educated to degree level in disciplines beyond sport and has combined these experiences to forge a collaborative, forward-thinking approach while developing attacking and winning football.”

Speaking on his new job 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.”