Poisoned chalice for Potter but he’ll need plenty of clay to mould safety

How often have you heard the phrase ‘It’s not a nice job but somebody has to do it’? Somebody should suggest that Graham Potter set it as his voicemail.

The affable and burgeoning coach was, more or less, parachuted into the Chelsea job with the same rapidity which saw Thomas Tuchel dumped. Potter has done remarkable work with Brighton up to the time of his departure when he has left them in fourth place in the Premier League.

In view of the above, it is particularly surprising that Brighton owner Tony Bloom let Potter go so freely. Now, from the manager’s viewpoint, the lure of a job like that at Stamford Bridge.

Brighton owner Tony Bloom

However, you’d hope this Potter will have enough clay to mould job security for himself because the five year contract he has been beqeathed by his new employers may not be worth the paper it’s written on. Though perhaps even Our Lord couldn’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

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