Graham Potter becomes the most expensive football manager of all time

Brighton’s most recent financial reports have made public the world-record settlement Chelsea paid for Graham Potter

In September, when Potter left Brighton to accept a five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, he was named Chelsea’s manager.

Potter was given a £12 million contract by new Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali after being chosen as the club’s leader for the new period.

If Potter completes the entire length of his contract, he will be paid £60 million, and Chelsea also had to pay a release clause to get him out of his Brighton contract.

Potter brought five staff members with him to Stamford Bridge, and the Chelsea owners at the time referred to him as “a proven coach and an innovator” who matched their vision. Chelsea reportedly paid a record-breaking compensation charge to hire Potter, and Brighton has now verified the precise sum Chelsea paid last year.

“On September 18, 2022, the club was delighted to appoint Roberto De Zerbi as its new head coach following the loss of Graham Potter and his team to Chelsea a few days earlier in a deal that saw the club receive the sum of £21.5m,” according to Brighton’s most recent financial reports.

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