Graham Potter became the first manager to be appointed under the Todd Boehly-led consortium. The new owners handed the 47-year-old a five-year contract.
Many believe the new Chelsea owners want to copy the Manchester City and Liverpool style, where they have entrusted the teams and backed one manager for a longer period.
Graham Potter believes it disrespectful to compare the Abramovich era to the new owners, hoping to chat his own path and create history.
What did Graham Potter say?
Asked if he would come if it was Roman Abramovich era, he said: “I don’t like answering ifs—those types of questions. But it’s not fair for the current owners to compare and not fair for the previous owners to compare.
” It was what it was, and the history of Chelsea and the previous ownership is fantastic, and I’m respectful of that. I’ve grown up with success, and it’s been amazing, and our job is to create our own history, our own path, and that’s what what we’ll be focused on that.”
The 47-year-old has often been described as the future of English manager and has been tipped to manage the England National Team.
When asked whether he sees himself as a pioneer for young English coaches, he responded: “I just see myself as a coach, not necessarily an English coach is the first thing I would say, even though I’m tremendously grateful for my family and my history and everything that I’ve had to come to this point.
“I’m grateful for the seven years I had in Sweden, which shaped me as a coach and a person.
“So I don’t know. I left here when I was 30. I’m now 47, and in those 17 years, I’ve educated myself as well as I can. I’ve taken on the different levels and taken on steps to go forwards. I think that’s something that’s positive.
“In coaching, no matter where you’re from, you need to always take responsibility, always believe that you can be more than what you are now, and help the football club that you’re working as best as you can.
” If that’s helpful to the other English coaches because there are lots of really, really good English coaches, then great, but my responsibility is to my family and me.”
Potter will be in charge of his first Champions League as manager on Wednesday.
He added: “My experiences have been as a supporter in terms of the Champions League.
” I have my Europa League experience with Östersunds. Going to Galatasaray was a fantastic occasion, and winning there. PAOK as well, getting through there.
“Going through the Europa League group was a fantastic experience of European football. But it will be an amazing evening for all of us.
“We’re all very excited about it, but at the same time, we have been trying to prepare a team, focus on the game, get to know all the players, and get to know everyone at the training ground. But there’s no denying we are really looking forward to it.”