Graham Potter signed a five-year deal with Chelsea.
Graham Potter has said the Chelsea job was ‘too big to turn down’.
The Englishman recently took the manager job at Stamford Bridge after Thomas Tuchel was sacked. He left Brighton where he did wonders with the club.
His first game in charge will be a home Champions League group game against Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday.
“We quickly had to make a decision,” said Potter, who signed a five-year deal with the Blues, about his appointment. “There were a lot of talks and it was very intense.
“I got a nice feeling for the owners on a human level. They are good people. Very intelligent people with an understanding of what they want to achieve.
“They’ve thought in the long term, they have a plan so that was exciting.
“The challenge was too big to turn down. It felt right for me.
“I’ll always be respectful and thankful for Brighton & Hove Albion, but this is an amazing football club and an amazing challenge for us.”