Graham Potter

has been named the new head coach of Chelsea.

He takes over for Thomas Tuchel, who was fired on Wednesday after the club had a poor run in domestic and European games.

The club confirmed the development in a statement issued Thursday afternoon.

“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,” the statement reads.

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“Potter is one of the game’s most exciting coaches, having begun his career in Sweden before bringing his talents to the English game four seasons ago.” The 47-year-old has a degree in disciplines other than football and has used these experiences to forge a collaborative, forward-thinking approach to developing attacking and winning football.

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“That was evident during his time at Brighton & Hove Albion, where he helped the club achieve its highest-ever league finish last season.” Along the way, he earned praise for his winning style of football on the south coast, while demonstrating tactical and formation flexibility to stay one step ahead of opponents.”

Graham Potter wrote;  ‘I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club,’ Potter said upon his move to Stamford Bridge. I am very excited to work with Chelsea’s new ownership group, and I am looking forward to meeting and working with the exciting group of players, as well as developing a team and culture that our incredible fans can be proud of. I’d also like to thank Brighton & Hove Albion for giving me this opportunity, particularly Tony Bloom and all the players, staff, and supporters for their unwavering support throughout my time at the club.’

“We are thrilled to bring Graham Potter to Chelsea,” said Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly. He is a proven Premier League coach and an innovator who fits our vision for the Club. Not only is he a gifted player on the field, but he also possesses skills and abilities that will help Chelsea become a more successful club. He had a significant impact at his previous clubs, and we anticipate a similar impact at Chelsea. We are excited to work with him, his coaching staff, and the team to help them reach their full potential in the coming months and years.’

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‘Graham is a football innovator and winner on the field, as well as a leader off the field,’ said co-controlling owners Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano. His football ideas and approach have greatly impressed us. We are excited to work with Graham to create a winning culture that values collaboration, innovation, teamwork, player development, and a commitment to excellence on and off the field. We are fortunate to have Graham and his team on board as partners in this endeavour.’

Graham Potter will take immediate command of the team.

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