Chelsea announced Graham Potter, the Brighton and Hove Albion manager, as its next head coach, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.
He will join the club from Brighton and Hove Albion after Thomas Tuchel was relieved of his duties at Stamford Bridge on September 7, 2022.
Potter will join the Blues before its trip to Fulham on Saturday.
‘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,” Potter said, after joining Chelsea.
“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.”
Potter joined Brighton three years ago from Swansea City and has secured a win on his Premier League debut, winning 2-0 against Watford. With 41 points, the club finished with its highest ever points tally in the Premier League.
Last season, he broke that record with 51 points as Brighton beat Manchester United 4-0 at home, ending the Champions League hopes of the Red Devils.
This season, he continued the dominance over United, becoming the first Brighton manager to beat Manchester United in Old Trafford.
With four wins in the first six games, he will leave Brighton with the club sitting fourth on the table, over Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea – its next employer.
“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,” Todd Boehly, the chairman of CFC said.
“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