Chelsea: Graham Potter’s message to Brighton

Chosen by Chelsea leaders to succeed Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter wrote a letter to his former employer Brighton and Hove Albion.

“I bid farewell to a great club”

Chelsea won’t be long. The day after dismissal of Thomas Tuchel, the club from the London capital has formalized the identity of its new coach. Last Thursday, the Blues have communicated the appointment of Graham Potter. Poached for an amount of 16 million euros, the 47-year-old Englishman signed a five-season contract with the Stamford Bridge-based team, until June 2027, while his contract ran until in June 2025 with Brighton and Hove Albion.

134 games on the bench

In a message reported on the Seagulls website, the new Chelsea technician apologized to the supporters for this sudden departure. “It’s been a wonderful three years with a club that has changed my life, and I want to take a moment to say goodbye to all of you who have made it such a special time in my career. I bid farewell to a great club and a club that will always mean so much to me and my family. For some, I recognize that the change that is coming so suddenly to football can be difficult to accept. I may not be able to persuade you all to forgive me for leaving, but I would like to at least take the opportunity to say thank you.”

“All good clubs need great owners and great fans. Brighton & Hove Albion have both. I will cherish the relationships I have built in all aspects of the club. My players have gone above and beyond. My team gave it their all.” Graham Potterwhich will affect one of the highest earners in the Premier Leaguewill have led the team which plays on the AMEX Stadium side 134 times in three seasons.

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