Much mirth at at Stamford Bridge yesterday when Graham Potter was requested whether or not he had designs on changing into a “horny” supervisor now that he is at Chelsea relatively than Brighton.
“I sincerely hope not, could be my instinctive reply,” Potter stated. “I very hardly ever really feel horny!
“If you happen to ever have any success otherwise you’re making an attempt to do something, you must be true to your self, I feel.
“And I am not saying that I am proper or incorrect or something like that, I’ve to be me.
“And a part of being me is a little bit little bit of self-deprecation.
“I am clever sufficient to know that I began off beneath the underside tier, and after a strategy of trial and error and a whole lot of onerous work, luck and assist from different individuals I’ve received so far.
“And that is a implausible achievement and one thing I am actually happy with.
“However on the similar time I am a human being, actually not excellent and do not assume I’ve cracked something or have all of the solutions.”
Potter has pushed the identical automobile for 3 years (since transferring from Swansea to Brighton) and seems to be wholly unmoved by the trimmings that his new place entitles him to. He says he hasn’t moved home from Hove, the place he lives along with his spouse and three sons.
“We’ve not moved, our life-style hasn’t modified,” Potter stated. “We’re not in an open-top automobile driving spherical Brighton and Hove, or Surrey or Cobham or something. There is not any Lamborghini on order, I am nonetheless driving the identical automobile that I picked up in England once I returned from Swansea. So my life hasn’t modified in any respect if I am sincere.”
There have been just a few eyebrows raised, nevertheless, when the brand new Chelsea boss recommended that the amenities he was accustomed to on the South Coast have been higher than these out there at Chelsea’s coaching floor in Cobham.
“Brighton does have a beautiful coaching floor, and in some methods equal if not higher when it comes to the amenities,” he stated. “However what we now have right here [at Chelsea] is a historical past, and recognition, pictures of individuals successful main trophies.
“And that is the principle factor. That is the place the expectation, or the strain, the distinction is.”