Chelsea boss, Graham Potter has insisted that he’s not scared of facing the huge pressure at Stamford.
Potter stated this in a press conference ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
He noted that he would have love to remain at Brighton as manager due to the less pressure that comes with it but that he’s delighted with the job at Chelsea.
“I would say it is a little bit unfair to assess Chelsea now because the change of ownership has happened. We are on a new direction, a new path and ultimately that is part of the challenge.
“If I wanted a nice easy life, I could have quite easily stayed working at Brighton in the Premier League and signed a new contract and been absolutely OK.
“And I wouldn’t have had too many questions about myself or pressure or sacking or anything like that.”
He added that “one of the reasons to come here as there were many, it’s a fantastic football club, potentially one of the best in the world that can compete for any major trophy.”
Potter has been recognised for his “progressive” and “unconventional” coaching methods. At Östersund, he encouraged his players and staff to engage in community activities, such as performing in theatre and music productions designed to take them out of their comfort zone.
Potter describes his teams as “tactically flexible, attacking, [and] possession-based”. At Östersund, he deployed a flexible 3–5–2 formation centred on ball possession. Former Celtic and Barcelona player Henrik Larsson commented on Potter’s pattern of play, stating he “played all different kinds of systems, starting off a match one way, and then halfway through they started playing a different system, and then they ended up with a third system. And all the players knew exactly what they were doing.” At Swansea, Potter used ten different formations and his team completed the most passes per 90 minutes in the Championship.
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