Potter: I’m here to serve the club and do my best

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Graham Potter has vow to put in his best to serve his new club Chelsea as he prepares to make first appearance for the Blues in the Champions League.

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter has insists he will do is best at the club after he was chosen to replace former manager Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel lost his job following a defeat in the Champions League to Dinamo Zagreb in the group stage.

In no time the former Brighton manager was chosen to take the role of the head coach and will appear on the sideline in the Champions League later today.

Speaking in the Champions League pre match conference Potter said: “Predominantly I’ve always thought that I’m a head coach and my job is to help the football club,’ he added.

“I was lucky that I had the opportunity in Sweden to build a football club and what I got from that is the club is always the most important thing. We’re just here to serve the club and do our best.

“Kyle [Macaulay] is one of my members of staff who’s been with me for 10 years. He’s really important in terms of recruitment so a lot of the conversations that you need between ownership and board can be had via him because he knows me well.

“He knows how we want to play and he knows the culture and environment. Those conversations are often time-consuming so he’s really important for me.

“That’s not to say I don’t try to help the club in terms of making decisions around transfers but my main job is to help the players that are here, to help them improve and put a team on the pitch that our supporters are proud of.”

Potter discussed the main motivations behind his decision to leave the Seagulls for the Blues and paid tribute to the club’s new ownership for deciding he was the best man to take the team forward.

“You have to look at the football club here – the tradition, the quality, the size and ambition of the club, to compete in the Champions League and at the top of the Premier League,” he explained.

“It’s a completely different challenge to the one I’ve had. I had three fantastic years at Brighton and it’s an amazing football club but I’m very thankful for the ownership here for putting their trust and belief in me to work with an exciting group of players, to be competitive and to put a team on the pitch that our supporters are really proud of.”

Chelsea will host Salzburg at the Stamford Bridge in the Champions League as Graham Potter will make his first appearance a the Blues manager.

 

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