Graham Potter reveals Todd Boehly’s plans for Chelsea and whether he’d sign Cristiano Ronaldo in January

Cristiano Ronaldo
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New Chelsea boss Graham Potter was appointed last month by Chelsea, following the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel.

Potter was given a five-year contract and assured of his longevity at the Chelsea job under the new owners.

Speaking about the ambition of the new Chelsea owners, Potter said: “The guys are ambitious, that’s for sure, and they want to develop the club, they want to develop the team – as we all do.

“I think I never forget that my job as a head coach is to develop the players that are here, and then to work with the club to align our resources and make good decisions when transfer windows open.

“But predominantly my job is to help the players that are here and that’s what we’ve been doing.

“We haven’t seen them that much [because of the international break] but the last few days have been positive I think and I need to focus on that, on helping the guys that are here.”

Potter was also asked about the possibility of signing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Chelsea were linked with Ronaldo during the summer transfer window, and Todd Boehly is a huge admirer of the Portugal icon.

Potter replied: “Again, we can spend all day asking these questions and I’m not going to speak about anyone else out of the greatest respect for the person you mentioned, and anybody else that anybody else mentions.

“Whilst they’re not our players I don’t speak about them.”