Brighton reveal world record compensation costs Chelsea paid for Graham Potter

Potter was appointed Chelsea manager in September when he left Brighton to sign a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

New Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali identified Potter as the man who would lead the club’s new era and handed him a deal worth £12m a year.

This means Potter will earn £60million if he lasts the full term of his contract and Chelsea also had to pay a release clause to release him from his contract with Brighton.

Potter, who was described by Chelsea owners at the time as “a proven coach and an innovator” who matched their vision, also took five members of staff with him to Stamford Bridge.

It has been reported that Chelsea paid a world record fee to appoint Potter, and the exact amount they paid last year has now been confirmed by Brighton.

In their latest financial accounts, Brighton say: “On 18 September 2022 the club were delighted to appoint Roberto De Zerbi as their new head coach following the loss of Graham Potter and his team to Chelsea a few days earlier in a deal which saw the club receive the sum of £21.5m.

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