Graham Potter insists he is ‘more confident’ in the Chelsea hotseat after meeting co-owner Behdad Eghbali during the World Cup break – with boss relishing ‘the weeks, months and years ahead’ at Stamford Bridge
- Graham Potter was named Chelsea boss in September, replacing Thomas Tuchel
- Prior to the World Cup, Chelsea were in a slump having lost three straight games
- Potter met with the Chelsea board during the World Cup to shape their future
Graham Potter has been assured by co-owner Behdad Eghbali that he has a long-term future as Chelsea manager.
Potter, who succeeded Thomas Tuchel in September, has seen his side slip to eighth after three successive losses.
Nevertheless, the 47-year-old has declared he is ‘even more confident’ than when he was appointed that he and his employers share the same long-term vision for success.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter is confident about the future having spoken to the board
Potter jetted to California during the World Cup to meet up with Eghbali, the most significant investor behind chairman Todd Boehly.
The club’s American owners had been quick to lose confidence in Tuchel, but Potter felt able to make a public declaration that he was here to stay.
‘I’m even more confident, even more aware of the support I have now than three months ago when I took the job,’ he said. ‘It’s a credit to them and how they have communicated with me, it’s been fantastic.
‘We all know the pressure and demands at this club, but we have also got enough people who can see the perspective and where we are at to be able to say, “This is where we are, how can we improve?”
Potter met Blues co-owner Behdad Eghbali during the mid-season break due to the World Cup
‘I’m really looking forward to the weeks, months and years ahead. We understand where we are at and the challenges.’
Potter was accompanied to the US by wife Rachel. ‘She’s thinking about what a wonderful time we’re having and I’m staring into the Pacific thinking about Chelsea,’ he added.
‘Thankfully she’s been with me long enough to know that’s how it is.’