Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement with Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter to take over as the club’s new manager and replace Thomas Tuchel, Sky Sports reported on Thursday.
Chelsea sacked Tuchel on Wednesday, a day after he suffered an upset 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League group stage opener.
The London club finished third in the Premier League last season, but this season they are sixth on 10 points from six games, having lost at Leeds United and Southampton.
Tuchel joined Chelsea after Frank Lampard was sacked and helped the club win the Champions League in his first season. He also led them to the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup titles last season.
British media have reported that Potter is expected to become Chelsea’s new manager ahead of their Premier League trip to Fulham on Saturday.
Potter has led Brighton to fourth in the table so far this season with six wins, one loss and one draw.
The 47-year-old was appointed by Brighton in May 2019 and has led the club to 15th, 16th and ninth in his three seasons in charge. He managed Swansea City in the Championship before joining Brighton.
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