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Chelsea boss Graham Potter earns Jose Mourinho comparison

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter has earned a comparison to Jose Mourinho and others.


Potter took charge of Chelsea just over two weeks ago and has since overseen one match.

Chelsea drew with RB Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday, a result that keeps them bottom of their group.

The Blues are not in action this weekend as their match with Liverpool has been postponed.

This should give Potter plenty of time to work with his players and begin to implement his style.

Following Potter’s switch to Chelsea, Wayne Rooney has been discussing the former Brighton man and compared his journey to the top to people like Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger:

“I spoke to Graham last year,” he told The Times. “I had a few hours with him on Zoom and he went through his journey with me. He was good, interesting.

“He was sharing his ideas and I was sharing my ideas of how I work. It’s good to bounce ideas off another coach — I’ve done similar with Gareth Southgate and a few others.

“You look at Graham, or Arsene Wenger who went to Asia. [Jose] Mourinho has been in different places. Fergie started with small clubs in Scotland. Patrick Vieira managed over here [at New York City FC] and went to France.

“Everyone has a different pathway but they all did what they did to educate themselves and better themselves. Sometimes as a manager you just take the job that’s there, and work your way from there.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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