The Boehly-Clearlake consortium purchased the Blues for £2.5billion. however have run into hassle through the transitional interval with the membership mendacity in tenth place within the Premier League.
Potter, in the meantime, has confronted criticism from pundits, media and supporters after an underwhelming begin to life at Stamford Bridge after changing sacked Champions League-winning supervisor Thomas Tuchel.
The house owners have opted to construct their mission round Potter’s management and are unlikely to think about sacking him anytime quickly.
Talking forward of the second of two matches in opposition to Manchester Metropolis within the FA Cup, having lose the primary in midweek, Potter tried to elucidate that his facet will keep on with their long-term plan, ending a interval of hiring and firing underneath the earlier proprietor.
“There is a completely different ownership than there was,” Potter informed reporters. “That is hard for some people to get their head around because for twenty years Chelsea was one thing and now all of a sudden it’s different.
“Yet people still think back to what happened in the past twenty years. That is normal but it is completely different. The reason for me to take the job was the chance to shape a club that is in a massive transitional period. It’s huge.
“Twenty years is a long time to have that leadership and then to change. With that, I knew there were going to be extreme challenges for sure.
“It’s not like I jumped at the first opportunity to leave Brighton, I had other opportunities to leave if I wanted to previously. But this one felt right because of the owners, because of the support I felt they would provide, and that has proved to be the case. They’ve been fantastic.”
Potter met Chelsea co-owner Behdad Eghbali in California whereas on vacation through the current mid-season World Cup break. Eghbali is known to have reiterated his assist for Potter and there’s an understanding that the possession transition has impacted the workforce.
The membership is coping with expiring contracts, a number of latest signings and the implementation of latest workers coming in behind the scenes throughout all ranges of the membership.
Potter is aware of that each he and the house owners are dealing with criticism however has religion of their blueprint, including: “The owners are billionaires so they are quite smart – smarter than me, that’s for sure.
“So they understand the challenges that we have and the direction we want to go in. I’ve been here four months and five or six weeks of that have been lost to international football.
“I think Pep [Guardiola] was [at Manchester City] a year before they won anything, and obviously, Mikel [Arteta] and Jurgen [Klopp] took a bit of time [at Arsenal and Liverpool]. Obviously, it’s maybe different for me, for some reason. I don’t put a timescale on things.
“I know the responsibility we have here but also I know I’m capable and I know the quality that I have. I have the full support of the owners, the players and the staff here and you can see by the support we had [against City], I thought it was fantastic.
I have to come here and represent Chelsea in the best way.
“There will always be people who doubt, there will be people in this room who doubt, but there’s nothing I can really do about that. I’m not here to convince anybody. I’m here to do my work and if that convinces, then fine.”
Potter has dealt with Chelsea’s current struggles with dignity and a peaceful demeanor, in stark distinction to the much-lauded aggressive former captains and managers seen at Stamford Bridge down the years.
The Blues boss insists he shares such traits nut chooses to not categorical them.
“I hide it well!” Potter stated about his feelings. “You see me here and this isn’t actually me all the time. Of course, there are times when I get cross and angry.
“It’s not like I’m some robot and you’re just speaking to this can [of water]. There is stuff that happens but my responsibility when I come to you is to speak as respectfully as I can, even if some of your questions are stupid.
“I’ve got to answer them as best as I can and respectfully as I can because I represent a fantastic football club. I’ve got that job to do regardless of if I’m p****d off after a game.
“I have to come here and represent Chelsea in the best way.”
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