History tells you managers don’t stay very long at Chelsea – Arsenal legend tells Graham Potter

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Arsenal legend Nigel Winterburn has admitted he’d be following Chelsea closely following the appointment of Graham Potter as the new Blues manager.

Winterburn believes Potter may make some more signings to the Chelsea team. However, he was quick to warn that managers don’t last long at Stamford Bridge.

“[Potter] might make a couple of changes in January or next summer,” he told FreeSuperTips.

“But we live in the here and now so we’re looking to see what he does straight away.

“It’ll be interesting to watch, but I think he deserves the opportunity.

“But sometimes when you get it, you’ve got to grasp it and how long he lasts in the job will be interesting because as I said, history tells you managers don’t stay very long at Chelsea.”

Winterburn added: “You can’t get away from what Chelsea have achieved in recent seasons and years because they’ve won a lot of trophies.

“He’s got a good style of play but recreating it at Chelsea is another question and there will be more pressure on him.

“Let’s be fair though, he did a great job at Brighton and he’s certainly someone who deserves this opportunity.

“I think everyone will be watching closely to see what he can do with this Chelsea squad.”