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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Maresaca in talks with Chelsea as Pochettino's successor  

Maresaca in talks with Chelsea as Pochettino's successor  

Chelsea are reportedly in advanced talks to appoint Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca as the replacement for Mauricio Pochettino, according to several sources in the British media on Monday.

The 44-year-old who won the Championship for the Foxes last season and gained promotion to the Premier League with the Foxes is now tipped as the frontrunner for the vacancy at Stamford Bridge.

Maresca is interested in moving to the west Londoners as talks continue 24 hours after Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna dropped out of the four-man race for the role.

It is now widely believed that McKenna will either accept the offer of a new contract from Ipswich or take up the job at Brighton to take over from Roberto De Zerbi although De Zerbi and Brentford’s Thomas Frank are not fully ruled out.

The Blues will have to pay compensation fees to sign any of their remaining options, with Maresca, who served his coaching apprenticeship as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, reportedly costing close to £10m.

Chelsea hope to finalise their appointment this week but it is subject to talks over a compensation package which could be in the region of between £8m-10m if it is Maresca who eventually gets the job.

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