Pochettino poised to take over at Chelsea as Blues agree phrases with ex-Tottenham boss
Former Tottenham (opens in new tab) boss Mauricio Pochettino is about to develop into Chelsea (opens in new tab)‘s new head coach.
The Blues have been looking for a brand new everlasting supervisor since sacking Graham Potter final month, with Frank Lampard presently again in cost on an interim foundation.
Pochettino – who has been out of labor since being dismissed by PSG (opens in new tab) final summer season – had emerged because the favorite to take over at Stamford Bridge.
In response to BBC Sport, the 51-year-old Argentine will take up the submit this low season, with Lampard remaining on the helm till the tip of the marketing campaign.
Will probably be Chelsea’s sixth everlasting managerial appointment in simply 5 years – with the Blues having allotted with Potter, Thomas Tuchel, Lampard, Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte in that point.
There had been hypothesis that Pochettino may return to Spurs after they too sacked Conte in March – however such a transfer has evidently not come to fruition.
Having hung up his boots in 2006, Pochettino started his managerial profession in 2009 with the final membership he performed for – LaLiga outfit Espanyol – earlier than getting his Premier League break with Southampton (opens in new tab) 4 years later.
After simply over a 12 months in command of the Saints, Tottenham got here calling – and it was with Chelsea’s North London rivals that Pochettino loved his best spell within the dugout.
He guided Spurs to their highest ever Premier League end of second in 2016/17, then their maiden Champions League last two seasons later – earlier than being given his marching orders within the autumn of 2019.
The ex-Argentina centre-back spent slightly below 18 months as PSG boss however was unable to information the Ligue 1 giants to the French title.