Chelsea FC has appointed Graham Potter as new head manager two days after sacking Thomas Tuchel.
The former Brighton head manager took them to a ninth-place finish last season and took them up to fourth in the table this term,
Potter’s first game as Chelsea boss will be a derby at west London neighbours Fulham on Saturday.
The 47 years Englishman said “I am incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea FC, this fantastic football club,” said the Englishman.
“I am very excited to partner with Chelsea’s new ownership group and look forward to meeting and working with the exciting group of players and to develop a team and culture that our amazing fans can be proud of.
“I would also like to place my sincere thanks to Brighton and Hove Albion for allowing me this opportunity.”
Chelsea FC’s owner Todd Boehly said “We are thrilled to bring Graham to Chelsea. He is a proven coach and an innovator in the Premier League who fits our vision for the club,” Boehly said.
“Not only is he extremely talented on the pitch, he has skills and capabilities that extend beyond the pitch which will make Chelsea a more successful club.
“He has had a major impact at his previous clubs and we look forward to his positive impact at Chelsea.”