Chelsea hand Potter £60M deal


Chelsea have given new coach Graham Potter a £60m contract upon his appointment on Thursday, and want him to help choose the club’s new sporting director.
According to a report in the Telegraph, the five-year deal is one of the longest given out in Chelsea history and is worth £12m a year – which could earn the former Brighton boss £60m if he stays the full term.
That contract is on top of the £15m the club paid to release the 47-year-old from his Seagulls deal.
Potter has taken five members of his staff from The Amex Stadium to West London including assistant Billy Reid, coaches Bjorn Hamberg and Bruno, and goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts.
While recruitment specialist Kyle Macaulay has also followed from the south coast and will have a say in all future Chelsea transfer activity. Potter will also help in the search for a new sporting director at the club.
The Blues want to find a ‘world class’ director, with the club talking to people with both Premier League experience and those who have worked on the continent.
Ideally, Chelsea would like to have the new person in place before the Premier League stops for the World Cup this November, allowing time ahead of any possible movement in the January transfer window.