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Graham Potter's first Cobham pictures released ahead of first game in charge of Chelsea

Matthew Debono

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Graham Potter's first Cobham pictures released ahead of first game in charge of Chelsea

Graham Potter’s first photos around the Cobham training base have been released after he became Chelsea’s new head coach. 

He was named as Thomas Tuchel’s successor last Thursday after the 49-year-old was relieved of his duties following a 19-month reign that saw him lift the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup.

Potter was chosen by the ownership group, which includes Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, to replace the German and penned a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge. 

Graham Potter was appointed on a five-year deal to replace Thomas Tuchel as head coach. (Chelsea FC)
Graham Potter was appointed on a five-year deal to replace Thomas Tuchel as head coach. (Chelsea FC)

He will manage Chelsea for the first time on Wednesday evening in the Champions League against FC Salzburg with the game set to go ahead after UEFA were left happy with the security in police to host the game in the capital. 

Potter spoke with the in-house media team last week after his arrival from Brighton and shared his excitement about joining the Blues. 

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He said: "It's the start of a really exciting period. I was really excited and impressed by (the new ownership), firstly as people and then the vision for the club and what they wanted to do.

"The history of the club speaks for itself, but it's about trying to create that again, in our own way.

"It's an amazing history, fantastic tradition, a historic football club.

"You only have to walk around the place here and you see the pictures, trophies, names. It's incredible and it's a huge honour for me to be part of that now.

"It's nice to be able to take the next step and to be able to work with an exciting group of players that we have here and compete at the top, try and create a winning team and that's a fantastic opportunity for me."

He added: "Surreal, hectic, a whirlwind, exciting, amazing, a little bit of sadness because you're leaving some good people but very, very happy and excited to meet some new people... a whole range of emotions. Overall, really, really happy and very proud."


Featured Image Credit: Chelsea FC

Topics: Chelsea, Football

Matthew Debono
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