‘He knows what I want’ – Potter on top recruiter

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Graham Potter was appointed as the new Chelsea manager last week, and the new Blues gaffer brought in his recruitment guru,  Kyle Macaulay.

According to Potter, he loves to concentrate on the football aspect, and Macaulay who has worked with him for ten years understands what he needs in terms of recruitment.

“Predominantly I’ve always thought that I’m a head coach and my job is to help the football club,” Potter said.

“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.”