Potter’s house dilemma with 75-minute commute and possible Brighton ‘hostility’

Graham Potter might find himself in the middle of a housing dilemma after leaving Brighton for Chelsea last week.

The 47-year-old was the first pick to replace Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked by Todd Boehly just days after the transfer window shut. The new American owner reportedly fell out with the German over some decisions in the market while performances were not up to standard, either.

And the LA Dodgers chief wasted no time getting on the phone to Potter, though the rapidness of the agreement has left the former Brighton coach pondering what to do with his home.

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According to The Athletic, Potter currently resides in Hove – a stone's throw away from Brighton – close to the beach. While Chelsea's training complex is actually in Cobham, Surrey, it will still require a 75-minute drive from the south coast.

The Englishman had also enjoyed the privacy that he had in the small seaside town, where he could happily leave his house without being bombarded by media or fans. Instead, he had friendly chats with those that stopped him along with his wife, Rachel.

Potter's three sons also reside in the town and are all of school-age but there might be increased hostility towards the coach from Brighton fans after his decision to join Chelsea.

There has been a shift in mood towards the old Seagulls boss after pinching several members of the club's backroom staff, including long-serving pair Bruno Saltor, the assistant coach, and Ben Roberts, the goalkeeping coach.

It had been anticipated that Potter would receive a warm welcome back at the Amex Stadium when Chelsea rock up at the end of next month. But that might have all changed following his big move with fans less than pleased.


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