Following the departure of Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday morning, Chelsea FC has struck a verbal agreement to appoint Graham Potter as their new manager.
Newsbreak reports that Graham Potter arrived at Stamford Bridge on Thursday ahead of his appointment as Chelsea’s new head coach.
The Chelsea administration and Potter’s representatives reportedly held talks to finalize some of the crucial terms of the contract, according to Skysports.
It was also said that paperwork is already being prepared, and it will soon be Potter’s turn to sign the agreement and make official announcements as the new Chelsea first-team coach.
Chelsea parted ways with the former Borussia Dortmund boss following the club’s humiliating defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Fabrizio Romano, a renowned sports journalist, confirmed the contract would be a long-term undertaking and Chelsea would speak with Brighton about payment of a certain restitution amount.
Potter, 47, began his managerial career in 2011 with Swedish club stersunds FK, guiding them to the top flight before moving on to Swansea City and where he helped them reach the Sky Bet Championship.
He took over as Brighton’s manager in 2019 and guided the Seagulls to their best Premier League finish.
With 52 points, which was a record for Brighton, they placed ninth in the standings and scored 42 goals during the year.