Graham Potter sends first message to doubters after taking Chelsea training at Cobham

The Chelsea manager is looking forward to an exciting journey after taking up the job from Thomas Tuchel.
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Chelsea manager Graham Potter says it’s the history of the club and vision of the new owners that has drawn him to take the job.

The English manager made a name for himself at Ostersunds- where he guided the team from the fourth divisions of Swedish football to Europe.

Those glorious feat earned a move to Swansea where he impressed before Brighton and Hove Albion took the chance on him.

Brighton's English manager Graham Potter smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match  (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)Brighton's English manager Graham Potter smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match  (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Brighton's English manager Graham Potter smiles ahead of the English Premier League football match (Photo by RUI VIEIRA/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

At Brighton he’s changed the style of play and helped them to their best ever finish in the Premier League season.

The job at Chelsea though is a different kettle of fish as winning is the only thing that is accepted at Stamford Bridge.

Thomas Tuchel won the Champions League, the Club World Cup and Super Cup, but when the results started to drop he was sacked, opening the opportunity for Potter to get the job.

The English manager was billed to take charge of his first game before the death of Queen Elizabeth II halted play.

Speaking for the first time since taking the job Potter revealed how delighted he was in his new surroundings and how things are going.

He told the Club’s Twitter handle: “It’s the start of a really exciting period, I think.

“New ownership, who I was really really excited and impressed by, firstly as people and then their vision for the club and what they wanted to do.

“Of course the history of the club speaks for itself but it’s about trying to create that again in our own way.”

The new Chelsea boss will now take charge of his first game on Wednesday night when they host RB salzburg.