Chelsea Paying Astronomical Wages to Graham Potter After Appointment – Making Him One of Premier League’s Highest-Paid Managers

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Chelsea are going to pay Graham Potter massive yearly wages of £12 million, reports The Telegraph’s Matt Law. That would make him one of the highest-paid managers in the Premier League and be a bumper raise from what he received at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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The Blues have shown a lot of faith in the ex-Swansea City manager by bringing him as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement, a day after they sacked the German gaffer. Potter has signed a five-year contract with Chelsea, meaning he is in line for a £60 million pay-out if able to see out the entirety of his contract with the London side.

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Todd Boehly is a big fan of the manager and how he is a ‘risk-taker’, having started his managerial career in Sweden before transitioning to jobs at Swansea and Brighton.

Law also adds that the Chelsea owners were attracted to the fact that Potter has a masters degree in ’emotional intelligence’ and embraces the modern style of football. The London side have also paid a £15 million compensation to the Seagulls for taking away their manager at the start of the new season.

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With the English manager getting a massive £12 million-a-year salary at Stamford Bridge, he automatically becomes one of the highest-paid managers in the league. He actually has the fourth-highest wage for any gaffer in the top-flight, reportedly more than the likes of  Mikel Arteta (£8.3 million) and Erik ten Hag (£9 million).

Only three managers are paid a higher salary than Potter right now. Those are Pep Guardiola, who is the highest-paid Premier League gaffer with a whopping rumoured £19 million-a-year salary. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp receives around £16 million a year, while Tottenham Hotspur pay Antonio Conte around £15 million.

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There is a lot of pressure on Potter’s shoulders after being given such a huge responsibility to manage one of Europe’s top clubs, soon after they broke the most transfer fees spent in a single window. He’ll hope to start his reign strongly by winning his first game in charge against Fulham and helping his side bounce back strongly from the loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.