Graham Potter's wages revealed as new Chelsea head coach becomes 4th highest paid manager in the Premier League earning more than Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag - Reports 

The wages of Premier League managers revealed
The wages of Premier League managers revealed

New Chelsea manager Graham Potter has become the 4th highest paid manager in the Premier League after succeeding Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge.

The Daily Telegraph reports that Chelsea have handed Potter a massive £60 million deal.

The former Brighton & Hove Albion boss has put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal worth £12 million per year.

This means Potter now earns more than both Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Manchester United head coach Erik ten Hag.

🚨 BREAKING 🚨Chelsea have paid Brighton a total of £21.5m in compensation for Graham Potter and the other four members of staff that have followed him to the club

The Sun had released the wages of each Premier League manager back in April.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola leads the way with the Spaniard earning £19 million per year.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is second, with earnings of £16 million per year.

Antonio Conte took over Tottenham Hotspur last November and was give a contract of £15 million per year. Potter is just behind the Italian in fourth.

It may surprise some to learn that Leicester City's Brendan Rodgers is fifth with the Northern Irishman earning £10 million per year.

Ten Hag comes in at sixth with earnings of £9m per-year and Arteta sits in seventh making £8.3 million per year.

The rest of this list is as follows:

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl - £7 million per year.

Everton manager Frank Lampard - £6 million per year.

West Ham United manager David Moyes - £5 million per year.

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard - £5 million per year.

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira - £4.5 million per year.

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch - £3.5 million per year.

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe - £3.5 million per year.

Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage - £3 million per year.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank - £1.5 million per year.

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New Chelsea manager Potter lauded by other managers

Premier League managers praise the new Blues boss
Premier League managers praise the new Blues boss

Potter's appointment as the new Chelsea manager has gone down well with his peers.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is delighted with the appointment and is glad that the English coach has been given the opportunity.

He said (via Chels HQ):

"I'm very happy for Graham Potter that he got the chance at a club like Chelsea. The easy choice would have been Mauricio Pochettino or Zinedine Zidane — I'm so pleased a coach like Graham got acknowledged for the good job he has done."

Meanwhile, caretaker Bournemouth manager Gary O'Neil told reporters that he understands the appointment, saying (via Football Daily):

"Having watched Brighton all week I can fully understand why Chelsea would be interested in him, he's done a fantastic job. Well coached team, good in possession and good out of possession. He's obviously a top coach."

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