It feels like I’ve been Chelsea manager for 9 months – Graham Potter

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Graham Potter was appointed as Chelsea manager a week ago, and the Englishman is already adapting to his new environment.

Potter has started work at Cobham, and the 47-year-old Chelsea head coach feels like he has been here for up to 9 months already.

“It feels like nine weeks or nine months but it’s been brilliant,” Potter said.

“The beauty of football and the beauty of life is you never know what’s around the corner.

“Things happened incredibly quickly, we had some really intense conversations with the owners and quickly I realised that they were good, intelligent people that had made a huge success of their lives outside of football and wanted to achieve something here.

“It’s a really exciting project and they have really exciting ideas about how to take the club forward so it felt really positive.

“It has been a whirlwind in terms of getting to know people, leaving Brighton, learning about the players and getting to know them but so far it’s been really positive.

“My first impressions have been really good and I’m really looking forward to starting.”