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  • Updated: May 14, 2023

Chelsea Reach Agreement To Sign Pochettino As Head Coach

Chelsea Reach Agreement To Sign Pochettino As Head Coach

Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea have reached an agreement to appoint former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach, according to reports on Sunday.

Pochettino will assume his role at the end of the season, succeeding Frank Lampard, who took over as interim manager last month after the departure of Graham Potter.

Chelsea's recent struggles have been well-documented, having suffered six defeats in their last eight matches under Lampard's leadership.

Their disappointing results have left them languishing in 11th place in the league standings and out of contention for European football next season following their quarterfinal exit from the Champions League.

After winning the Champions League in 2021, Chelsea is set to end this season without any silverware, and their performance has been on track to become their worst since the 1993-94 campaign when they finished 14th under Glenn Hoddle, despite significant investments in the squad by their new American owners.

In an attempt to reverse their fortunes, Chelsea has turned to Mauricio Pochettino, known for his preference for high-pressing and attacking football.

The 51-year-old Argentine has a track record of nurturing young talent and achieved an impressive eighth-placed finish with Southampton in his first full season in England before taking charge of Tottenham in 2014.

During Pochettino's tenure at Tottenham, the club reached the Champions League final in 2019 and consistently challenged for the Premier League title, securing top-four finishes for four consecutive seasons from 2015 to 2019 before his dismissal.

Pochettino's most recent managerial stint was at Paris St Germain, where he joined in January 2021.

During his time in Paris, he won the French Cup and guided the team to a Ligue 1 title.

However, his tenure was cut short after failing to deliver in the Champions League.

Chelsea's remaining fixtures include challenging away trips to Manchester City and Manchester United, followed by a final home game against Newcastle United.

As the season draws to a close, all eyes will be on Pochettino as he prepares to take the reins at Stamford Bridge, hoping to bring about a resurgence for the club and restore them to their former glory.

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