Chelsea: Graham Potter’s message to Brighton


Chosen by Chelsea leaders to succeed Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter wrote a letter to former employer Brighton and Hove Albion.

Graham Potter, Brighton & Hove Albion

“Dedicate to a great club”

Chelsea won’t be long. The day after Thomas Tuchel was sacked, the London capital club formalized the identity of their new coach. Last Thursday, the Blues announced the appointment of Graham Potter. The 47-year-old English player signed a five-season contract with the Stamford Bridge-based club for 16 million euros, until June 2027, while his contract ran until June 2025 with Brighton and Hove Albion.

134 games off the bench

In a message posted to the Seagulls website, the new Chelsea technician has apologized to fans for his sudden departure. “It has been three wonderful years with a club that changed my life and I want to take a moment to say goodbye to all of you who have made this time so special in my career. I bid farewell to a great club and a club that will always mean a lot to me and my family. For some, I realize that the change that is suddenly going to happen in football has changed my life. It’s hard to accept. I may not be able to convince you all to pardon me for leaving, but I’d like to at least take the opportunity to say thank you.”

“All good clubs need great owners and great fans. Brighton and Hove Albion both have it. I will cherish the relationships I have built in all aspects of the club. The players have gone above and beyond. My team gave their all.” Graham Potter, who will earn the highest paid in the Premier League, will lead the team that plays at the AMEX 134 times in three seasons.

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