Premier League manager reveals his happiness Chelsea didn’t appoint Zidane or Pochettino

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A number of names were linked with the Chelsea job immediately after the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.

Former PSG and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was available, as well as Zinedine Zidane who has been available since leaving Real Madrid.

However, Chelsea went on to appoint the relatively unproven Graham Potter.

It’s a first big job for Potter, and Brentford manager Thomas Frank has revealed his delight at the appointment of the Englishman.

Frank 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.”