Excited and impressed by Chelsea's new ownership: Newly signed coach Graham Potter on Todd Boehly

Chelsea signed Graham Potter and five members of his technical staff for £21million following their frustrating 1-0 UCL defeat against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb.

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Updated - 12 September 2022 09:07 PM

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After just three months of Chelsea's takeover, owner Todd Boehly sacked its coach Thomas Tuchel and appointed Graham Potter from Brighton and Hove Albion as his replacement on Thursday. The new Chelsea boss, Potter has revealed his excitement to work with the new ownership at the London-based club.

Chelsea signed Graham Potter and five members of his technical staff for £21million following their frustrating 1-0 UCL defeat against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb on September 6 under German coach Thomas Tuchel.

In an interview published on Monday, Graham Potter told Chelsea's website, "It’s the start of a really exciting period, I think. The new ownership who I was really, really excited with and impressed by.  Firstly, as people and then the vision for the club and what they wanted to do. Of course, the history of the club speaks for itself, but it’s about trying to create that again in our own way.

"A little bit of sadness, of course, leaving some good people but very, very happy and excited to meet some new people. So whole range of emotions, but overall I would have to say really happy and very proud.  It’s just nice to be able to take the next step and to be able to work with an exciting group of players that we have here."

Potter believed that having an experience in managing the Premier League clubs can help him built a stronger and winning team. He said, "...to compete at the top and try and create a winning team, that’s a fantastic opportunity for me.  We’ve learned a lot in the Premier League, about how you can deal with the ups and downs. 

"About how you have to take responsibility when things aren’t going well. But I think we can use those experiences in a really good way and we’re a lot stronger, a lot better for them."

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