Todd Boehly given permission to speak to Graham Potter to be next Chelsea manager

Todd Boehly given permission to speak to Graham Potter to be next Chelsea manager

Brighton have given Chelsea the green light to hold talks over Graham Potter becoming Thomas Tuchel’s successor – with the club’s new ownership group willing to pay the reported £10million release clause in Potter’s contract.

football.london comprehends Potter and Mauricio Pochettino are the frontrunners in what is looking like a quick managerial recruitment process. Toddy Boehly is keen to get the next manager in place as soon as possible, with Anthony Barry currently in line to take proceedings at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

This all comes after the club announced on Wednesday morning they had parted ways with the Champions League-winning coach, a decision that was not solely based solely on the defeat to Dinamo Zagreb but on what has been brewing behind the scenes.

“Chelsea Football Club has today parted ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel,” the club said in a statement. On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, I’d want to express my appreciation to Thomas and his team for all of their efforts throughout their time with the club. Thomas will undoubtedly have a part in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup throughout his time here.

Todd Boehly given permission to speak to Graham Potter to be next Chelsea manager

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“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition.

“As the club moves quickly to hire a new head coach, Chelsea’s coaching staff will assume responsibility of the team for training and preparation for our forthcoming fixtures.”

“There will be no additional remark until a new head coach appointment is made.”
Chelsea may have to pay up to £10 million to buy Potter out of his Brighton contract, according to football.london, but that has not deterred the Blues’ ownership group, who shown this summer that they are not afraid to spend large if a target is believed to be the right one.

According to Sky Sports, Potter and his entourage are on their way to London to review the facts of the proposition on the table before a final decision is made on his behalf.


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