Chelsea has made Graham Potter the Premier League’s fourth highest-paid manager after offering him a lucrative contract extension.
On Thursday afternoon, the Blues announced the appointment of former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Potter as manager.
The Englishman has taken over for Thomas Tuchel, who was fired after Chelsea’s Champions League defeat to Dinamo Zagreb earlier this week.
What is Chelsea paying Potter?
Potter has signed a £60 million contract with the Blues.
Potter has agreed to a five-year contract for £12 million per year, according to Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph.
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Potter is currently the fourth highest-paid manager in the Premier League, earning more than Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag and Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.
Thomas Frank | Brentford | £1.55 million per year
Wolverhampton Wanderers | Bruno Lage | £3 million per year
Eddie Howe | Newcastle United | 3.5 million pounds per year
Jesse Marsch | Leeds United | £3.5 million a year
Crystal Palace | Patrick Vieira | £4.5 million per year
Aston Villa | Steven Gerrard | £5 million per year
David Moyes | West Ham United | £5 million per year
Everton | Frank Lampard | £6 million per year
Ralph Hasenhuttl | Southampton | £7 million annual salary
Mikel Arteta | Arsenal | £8.3 million per season
Erik ten Hag | Manchester United | £9 million annual salary
Brendan Rodgers | Leicester City | £10 million per season
Graham Potter | Chelsea | £12 million a year
Tottenham Hotspur | Antonio Conte | £15 million per year
Jurgen Klopp | Liverpool | £16 million a year
Manchester City | Pep Guardiola | £19 million per year
What has Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s owner, said about Potter?
Boehly was overjoyed when Potter’s transfer from Brighton to Chelsea was announced.
“We are overjoyed to welcome Graham to Chelsea.” He is a seasoned Premier League coach and an innovator who fits our ambition for the Club,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
“Not only is he tremendously gifted on the field, but he also possesses qualities and capabilities that transcend beyond the field, which will help Chelsea become a more successful club.”
“He has had a significant impact at his previous clubs, and we anticipate his great impact at Chelsea.” We look forward to assisting him, his coaching staff, and the club in reaching their full potential in the months and years ahead.”