The compensation reportedly paid to Brighton for new head coach Graham Potter is said to be a world record in football
Chelsea have installed Potter as their new coach. © Chloe Knott / Danehouse / Getty Images
The compensation that Chelsea have paid to release new head coach Graham Potter from his Brighton and Hove Albion contract is a world record, according to a report.
Under new owners Todd Boehly and his consortium, Chelsea fired Champions League winner Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday morning amid poor results, though the motive for the dismissal is said to be related to clashes over transfer policy and Tuchel supposedly being a poor communicator who was increasingly distant from his players.
Potter was Chelsea’s number one choice to replace the German in the dugout and was appointed on Thursday afternoon following negotiations with the English tactician.