Potter took the Brighton job in 2019, replacing Chris Hughton who qualified them to the Premier League, at that time it looked like a very strange call but time has been kind to the former Swansea City boss.
The 47-year-old’s journey from leading Ostersund from the fourth-tier of Swedish football to the top-flight in four seasons before impressing at both Swansea and Brighton has won thousands of admirers in the sport including Chelsea legend John Terry.
In the last two years- Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton and Arsenal have all had a look at him when they’ve discussed manager, but it is Chelsea’s new owners who have gone out and secured his signature.
There are genuine concerns though on how he will manage a dressing room that is quite different from what he is used to, players who are genuine superstars and have big brands and ego.
The fixture list is also different with Chelsea in the Champions League and expectations sky high at a club where winning is the only thing that matters.
But with his Brighton and Hove Albion side sitting fourth in the Premier and accumulating 13 points from a possible 18, Chelsea and England legend John Terry described him as a man who “ticks all the box” in August.
John Terry tweeted: “How good is Graham Potter? I love how Brighton play and he has to be one of the best young managers around. He ticks every box for me.”
Potter is expected to sign his Chelsea contract later today and then meet the team before preparing his players for the game on Saturday against Fulham who have had a good start to the season.