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07th Sep 2022

Graham Potter set to be approached for Chelsea job

Callum Boyle

Graham Potter

Could Potter be the man to take over?

Graham Potter is reportedly set to be approached by Chelsea about the vacant manager’s job.

Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday less than 24 hours after they were beaten by Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League group stage opener.

Reports have suggested that the decision to part ways with the German wasn’t solely performance-based and that club owner Todd Boehly had made his decision prior to the loss in Croatia.

Anthony Barry is set to take charge of the Blues against Fulham this weekend but plans are being put in place already to ensure the club have a new appointment as soon as possible.

Sky Sports have reported that the two-time European champions are expected to ask Brighton and Hove Albion for permission to speak to their manager.

Potter has grown a reputation for becoming one of the most exciting managers in the top flight and has helped guide them up the table.

Boehly wants his next appointment to play a more attacking-style of football and believes that Potter would be the prime candidate to replicate that at Stamford Bridge.

Brighton’s most recent win was a 5-2 thumping against bottom of the table Leicester City, with some even wondering if the Seagulls could be a dark horse for European qualification.

The Blues are also looking at alternatives should their pursuit of Potter not come to fruition. Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane have been touted as names as well as well as Luis Enrique, according to Metro.

Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League having lost two games all season but after spending almost £300m this summer, would’ve been hoping for a stronger start.

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