Pochettino’s first task will be to oversee the cutting down of a bloated current squad.
Chelsea has signed former Tottenham and PSG head Mauricio Pochettino as the new manager. He has agreed terms to become Chelsea’s new manager, with the contract to be signed in the next few days.
Chelsea are now set to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as new head coach, here we go! Full agreement in place as expected. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Pochettino has accepted all conditions of long term deal — it will be signed and completed soon after negotiation very advanced since April. pic.twitter.com/nI3f0oJ6jJ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 13, 2023
The 51-year-old is discussing prospective summer transfers, with the club looking for a striker, No 6, and goalkeeper to complete the best XI ahead of the new season.
Pochettino’s first task will be to oversee the cutting down of a bloated current squad. The Argentine has already made clear his admiration for players such as Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Enzo Fernandez, Wesley Fofana, and Mason Mount.
Declan Rice, Emiliano Martinez, Alexis Mac Allister and of course, Harry Kane have also been discussed. Pochettino will also seek talks with Romelu Lukaku, who is currently on loan at Inter Milan.
The Chelsea hierarchy has prioritised his outstanding success with developing players at Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton, as they seek to build the best young squad in Europe.
Pochettino will be joined by long-time coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino, Sebastiano Pochettino, and Tony Jimenez.
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