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Who is Graham Potter? Chelsea’s New Coach, Biography, Net Worth, Wife, And Career

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Graham Stephen Potter is an English professional football manager and former player who played as a left-back.

He is the head coach of Premier League club, Chelsea. In a 13-year playing career, he made 307 appearances in the Football League.

In a 13-year playing career, he made 307 appearances in the Football League. He also played in the Premier League for Southampton and the Football Conference for Shrewsbury Town. At the international level, he was capped once for England at the under-21 level.

Who is Graham Potter?

Graham Potter was born in Solihull, West Midlands, Potter began his career as a trainee at Birmingham City. After a loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers, he moved on to Stoke City, then to Southampton in the Premier League.

Graham Potter

Full name: Graham Stephen Potter

Date of birth: 20 May 1975

Age: 47

Place of birth: Solihull, United Kingdom

Nationality: English

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Net worth: Update soon

Education: Open University

Occupation: Coach

Parents: Update soon

Wife: Rachel Potter

Height: 1.85 m

Previous roles: Östersund, Swansea City, Brighton & Hove Albion

Religion: Christianity

Children: 3 sons

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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.”

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At Swansea, Potter used ten different formations and his team completed the most passes per 90 minutes in the Championship.

As a young coach, Potter studied the training methods of Roberto Martínez at Swansea and became inspired by his possession-based approach, along with the “holistic” training principles he observed during his travels to Spain. Potter also cites the philosophy of Pep Guardiola and Raymond Verheijen’s periodisation model among his influences.

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