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Graham Potter to become next Chelsea manager

Graham Potter to become next Chelsea manager

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Potter set to become Chelsea's new boss
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Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is the clear favourite to become the next head coach of Chelsea.

The Blues made a surprise announcement earlier today as they confirmed the dismissal of Thomas Tuchel with immediate effect.

While the news came as a huge surprise for many fans, the club's owners are already in the process of landing a replacement.

The Blues have been granted permission from Brighton to speak with Potter, and it appears only a matter of time before he signs.

Potter is widely regarded as one of the most reputed English managers. He has built his reputation from the lower leagues.

He has been touted to manage a big club for a while, and has finally got the chance with the Blues, who are prepared to trust him.

Chelsea have reportedly agreed to pay the £16m release clause on Potter's Brighton contract if they finalise terms with him.

The Blues ideally want Potter in the dug-out for the weekend's Premier League clash against Fulham at Craven Cottage.