Graham Potter has reiterated that he does not see himself as a ‘sexy’ manager, despite his move to Chelsea to spearhead the lucrative project at Stamford Bridge. The former Brighton boss has joked previously that he hasn’t been dealt the strongest hand when trying to earn the tag.
Potter is set to take charge of the Blues in the Premier League for the first time on Saturday as he travels to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace, where he is certain to receive a hostile reception given his tenure with Brighton. Chelsea have made an unconvincing start to the season with three wins in their opening six matches, and Potter will be keen to address the inconsistency in both results and style.
The 47-year-old has gained a reputation for his fluid, attacking style of play and his willingness to adapt plans throughout 90 minutes to retain an advantage in a match. However, despite that impressive and sexy style of play, the manager still does not think that has rubbed off on him.
Having said he was not sexy at Brighton, the ex-Swansea manager has asked whether the move to Chelsea has led to him having a change of heart, to which he replied: “I very rarely feel sexy. Maybe you do, but I very rarely do! I’m intelligent enough to know that I started off in the bottom tier, below the bottom tier and after a process of trial and error and a lot of hard work and a lot of luck and help from other people I’ve got to this point.
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