GRAHAM POTTER says Chelsea are no longer a hire ’em, fire ’em club when it comes to managers.
Just two wins in eight games would have had his predecessors looking over their shoulders.
Chelsea have endured a poor run recently under manager Graham Potter
But Potter said: “The owners are billionaires, so are quite smart — smarter than me, for sure.
“So they understand the challenges we have and the direction we want to go in.
“I’ve been here four months and five or six weeks have been lost to international football.
“I would always feel lucky to be at Chelsea as I feel grateful and privileged to be here.”
Potter is the Blues’ 12th full-time boss since 2000.
But he claims things have changed since American Todd Boehly bought the club from Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich last year.
And ahead of today’s daunting FA Cup showdown at Manchester City, Potter said: “There’s a completely different ownership than before — and this is hard for people to get their head around.
“Chelsea, for 20 years, has been one thing and all of a sudden, it’s different.
“The reason for me to take the job was because you’ve got a chance to shape a club in a massive transitional period.
“I knew there would be extreme challenges.
“And it’s not like I was jumping at the first opportunity to leave Brighton.
“I had other opportunities but this one felt right because of the owners, the support they would give and they have. They have been fantastic.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter doesn’t fear for his position under Todd Boehly
“I’m more confident now that we can achieve things than I was when I started because I understand the club, the players and what’s needed.”
Potter got the job when Boehly axed Thomas Tuchel in September.
The former Seagulls boss added: “I know the responsibility we have here but also I know that I am capable.
“We’re not even halfway through the season yet but we have a game in a cup competition that we want to do well in.
“I can’t sit here and say I’m a perfect person.
“But at the same time there are factors that would take into consideration where we’re at.”