Mauricio Pochettino has signed a contract to become the next Chelsea manager
Mauricio Pochettino has officially signed his contract with Chelsea, marking the start of a new era for the club. The announcement, which has been eagerly awaited by fans and pundits alike, is expected to be made public in the coming days, possibly following Chelsea’s final game of the season against Newcastle.
Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain a year ago, will take over the managerial reins from caretaker Frank Lampard at the end of the current campaign, ready to lead the Blues into the 2023/24 season. This news has been met with a mixture of excitement and relief from Chelsea fans, who have been waiting for a permanent replacement for Graham Potter.
The Argentine manager, who previously spent five years at Tottenham, has already begun discussions with the club about areas of the team that need strengthening. He has also identified specific players he’d like to bring in, keep, and clear out of the squad. Pochettino was the frontrunner for the Stamford Bridge position for weeks, edging out other contenders like Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique.
Chelsea had approached Pochettino in September following Thomas Tuchel’s departure, but he declined the move at the time, leading the Blues to opt for Potter instead. Now, with Pochettino at the helm, Chelsea can start planning for a busy summer of squad reshuffling.
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