Potter Agrees to become Chelsea Coach


By Sportgister Ng

Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Brighton manager Graham Potter to replace Thomas Tuchel as their next head coach.

Tuchel was sacked on Wednesday in the wake of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and just six games into the new Premier League season.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly met Potter in central London on Wednesday afternoon for what were described as “positive talks” about the Brighton manager’s future role at Stamford Bridge and the club’s plans to develop the whole football operation.

Those discussions continued early on Thursday morning, with the focus on the legal details of his contract and Potter’s backroom staff.

No contracts have yet been signed, however both sides have reached a verbal agreement about the ​47-year-old taking over at Stamford Bridge.

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