Chelsea manager Graham Potter has welcomed new technical director Christopher Vivell’s appointment.
Potter is relieved to see Vivell in charge heading into the January market.
“My reaction is favorable; I’ve met him several times and have a good feeling about him.
“I believe he will be an excellent addition to the football club. I believe his role is to connect the various departments within the football club. My normal working relationship with technical directors is one of mutual support. That’s how we’ll work: we’ll try to help each other. I’m excited about our journey together.”
During the World Cup break, Potter added:
“We’ve used the time as best we can,” Potter said during the World Cup break. We had four players to work with on the first day. It would have been ideal to play Bournemouth at five-a-side, but we are unable to do so. We used young players, increased the number of ideas, attempted to consolidate learning, and made more connections with people at the club.
“You forget you’re in this intense period while still getting to know everyone in the building. We were able to do so because we had a really good time together. The mood is upbeat, so we’re looking forward to the game.”