The Englishman started talks with Chelsea owner on Wednesday after Thomas Tuchel was fired, and has been granted the opportunity to replace the German at Stamford Bridge.
As the documentation was subsequently being completed, the 47-year-old took the opportunity to personally accept the position and shake hands over the agreement.
Football411 learned that, Chelsea worked tirelessly to ensure that the deal closed on Thursday. As a result, there were no issues. Prior to this weekend’s Derby game against Fulham, Potter will now take the reins as manager.
Chelsea Football Club is delighted to welcome Graham Potter as our new Head Coach! ?
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 8, 2022
Todd Boehly, the owner of Chelsea, reportedly oversaw the search from the moment there were signs that Tuchel might be having issues. This was according to reports on Wednesday.
Potter was always Boehly and the other management team members of the club’s first choice, according to their statements.
The Blues felt they had identified their next coach after their first meeting, and Boehly always wanted an immediate appointment, which is how things have worked out.
Boehly and the other board members agreed to hire Potter right away after the meeting because they were so impressed with him during the interview process.
Potter’s contract included a release clause, but Brighton will now have to begin their own search for a replacement coach.
Graham Potter will now take the role of Thomas Tuchel after agreeing to a five-year contract with Chelsea.
Additionally, Todd Boehly is still working to name a new director of football as soon as feasible.
When Todd Boehly decided to sign Cucurella from Brighton this summer, it is said that he was well-aware of Graham Potter’s viewpoints, theories, and strategies.