Chelsea confirmed Potter’s arrival in an official statement, today, Thursday, September 8, 2022.
The appointment ended the 47-year-old three years stint as Brighton head coach.
According to reports, Potter who has been handed a long-term contract will bring his three closest allies from Brighton with him, and that deals have been done for Kyle MacAulay, the recruitment expert that’s been with him since his Ostersunds days, as well as assistant head coach Billy Reid and first-team coach Bjorn Hamberg.
Potter guided Brighton to their best-ever top-flight finish in 2021-22 as they secured ninth place, and they also made an impressive start to their latest campaign under his stewardship.
He leaves Brighton sitting fourth in the Premier League after six matches – three points ahead of his new employers Chelsea.
He will become the first managerial appointment of the Boehly era following his summer takeover. The American is still acting as the sporting director having moved on director Marina Granovskaia, chairman Bruce Buck and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech in a complete overhaul of Roman Abramovich’s trusted staff.
The Blues’ newest head coach has a huge job on his hands to steady the ship at Stamford Bridge.