Premier League managers have shared their insight on new boss following his move from Brighton.
Chelsea announced the appointment of Potter as their new head coach on a five-year contract on Thursday after the Blues decided to sack .
Potter, 47, took charge of Brighton in 2019 – having left Swansea – and led the Seagulls to a ninth-place finish last term, marking the best-ever top-flight finish in the club’s history, while this season they sit fourth after their first six games.
The Englishman started his managerial career in Sweden with Ostersunds, guiding them from the fourth tier to the top flight for the first time ever, and also led them into the after winning the Svenska Cupen.
Premier League bosses including ’s Brendan Rodgers, Southampton’s Ralph Hasenhuttl and Brentford’s Thomas Frank have all lauded Potter following his arrival at Stamford Bridge.
‘I think it’s that next step for him, going into that club where there’s a different pressure,’ Rodgers said.
‘He’s done fantastic at Brighton, a club that’s really grown and developed since coming into the Premier League and [is] really strategically well run behind the scenes.
‘He’s been able to then, on the field, bring the players in and do some great work with them.
‘So, for him, I think it’s that next step and if that comes off that will be a fantastic move for him going into a great club with so many good players.’
Hasenhuttl added: ‘I must congratulate [Chelsea] on a very good choice, he is for me the manager in the past two seasons that has had the biggest impact on a club.
‘With all the limits they have and the transfers they gave away to other clubs, to still compete on the highest level shows how good this group was.
‘I know Pascal Gross who plays there and we speak often about the development of this club, he does a good job and has all the knowledge to step into a top club.’
Frank, meanwhile, said: ‘I am very happy for Graham that he got the chance at a club like Chelsea.
‘The easy pick would be to go for [Mauricio] Pochettino or [Zinedine] Zidane, no disrespect.
‘Two great, great coaches of world football and well known for what they have done.
‘But I am so pleased a coach like Graham, who has done in many, many ways a different route got acknowledged for the good job he has done and now gets the chance to compete at a club with Champions League football.’
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