Mauricio Pochettino Nears Chelsea Manager Role Following Positive Talks

Chelsea Football Club appears to be closing in on appointing former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach. Sources indicate that negotiations have entered their final stages, with both parties waiting for a formal contract to be sent, checked, and signed [3].

The London club has been in search of a new manager after owner Todd Boehly fired Graham Potter, making him the second manager to be let go in under a year [8]. Pochettino has been linked with the Chelsea job since Thomas Tuchel’s dismissal last year [6].

Chelsea held initial talks with Pochettino on April 20, 2023, and the discussions were reportedly positive [3]. Pochettino has been out of work since his departure from Paris Saint-Germain, and the Chelsea hierarchy seems to favor him alongside other potential candidates such as Graham Potter and Zinedine Zidane [12].

It is worth noting that Pochettino has a history with Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham Hotspur, where he managed from 2014 to 2019 [4]. Despite the rivalry, Pochettino is viewed as a strong contender for the Chelsea job due to his Premier League experience and ability to develop young talent [14].

With negotiations now in their final stages, it seems increasingly likely that Mauricio Pochettino will take the helm at Chelsea and begin a new chapter in his managerial career.

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