Stephen Dunmoye

Chelsea has appointed Brighton’s former boss, Graham Potter as its new manager in a five-year deal.

According to the newly appointed coach, he is incredibly proud and excited to represent Chelsea.

According to report, his assistant Billy Reid, first-team coaches Bjorn Hamberg and Bruno, goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts and assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay will join him in Chelsea, who have paid Brighton in excess of £21m in compensation.

Stamford Bridge club’s chairman, Todd Boehly said “We are thrilled to bring Graham to Chelsea, he is a proven coach and an innovator in the Premier League who fits our vision for the club.

“Not only is he extremely talented on the pitch, he has skills and capabilities that extend beyond the pitch which will make Chelsea a more successful club.

“He has had a major impact at his previous clubs and we look forward to his positive impact at Chelsea.

“We look forward to supporting him, his coaching team and the squad in realising their full potential in the coming months and years.”

Potter’s first game in charge will be an away derby with fellow west London club Fulham on Saturday at 12:30 BST.