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Boehly approached two other managers before hiring Potter for Chelsea

 Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly made contact with two other managers before appointing Graham Potter last week.

Chelsea bought Potter out of his contract at Brighton, while also bringing in his backroom team.

The Mirror says according to reports in Portugal, Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim was contacted by Chelsea in the days leading up to Tuchel's departure. The highly-rated Portuguese coach has won plenty of plaudits for the impressive job he has done in Lisbon and his stock is at an all-time high after he guided the club to their first Portuguese title in 19 years last term.

Former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino was another high-calibre candidate who was reportedly sounded out by Boehly.

The Argentine coach has been out of work since leaving the Parc des Princes earlier this summer and is believed to be waiting for the right opportunity to return to football.

However, the fact that Pochettino is currently unattached and would be available for free was not enough to deter Boehly from pressing ahead with his plan of action to pinch Potter from the AMEX Stadium.

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