Mauricio Pochettino; Chelsea new manager
Mauricio Pochettino is about to set his career on the Chelsea club, by signing a three year deal contract to become their head coach until 2026.
Mauricio Pochettino had been a manager for Paris Saint-Germain in his career from Jan 2021 and left PSG on July 5 2022. He had been manager of PSG for 84 matches in the career of the club, where PSG had 56 wins, 13 draws and 15 loses including all domestic and international matches.
Chelsea journey over the season 22/23
At the beginning of the season Cheslea had a good start in the premier league, but they failed to keep up the expectations of Toedd Bohely. By the end of the January transfers, Chelsea had spent over 600 million in January transfers, but soon proved to be in vain and confirmed the criticism of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen klopp.
After Thomas Tuchel was sacked for the poor start of the club, Graham Potter have been appointed as head coach for the club where potter failed to prove his efficiency which made Toed Bohely had a decision of having a change in team head coach. After him Bruno saltor and Frank Lampard’s assistance was needed for the bringing the club back to its winning ways, but all efforts were useless.
Finally Mauricio Pochettino have been appointed as the Chelsea head coach for three years until 2026.
Lampard has been unable to inspire an improvement and Chelsea, who have spent close to £600m on signings since last summer, will hope Pochettino can lift them. The appointment of the former Tottenham manager, out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last year, should be announced this week. The search was led by Chelsea’s sporting directors, Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart.
Pochettino emerged as the number one priority after Chelsea conducted an exhaustive process during which they held talks with the former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann and the former Spain manager Luis Enrique. The Argentinian has a strong track record of working with young players and his man-management skills are impressive.
Pochettino will inherit an unhappy, bloated squad and Chelsea, who have finished 12th, will need to sell players. They will prioritise signing a central midfielder and are chasing Sporting Lisbon’s Manuel Ugarte, who is a target for Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
Chelsea will not be playing in Europe next season and there is pressure on the board after a troubled campaign. But there is a belief that Pochettino is the man to steady the ship. His backroom staff will include his No 2, Jesus Perez, his first-team coach, Miguel D’Agostino, his goalkeeping coach, Toni Jimenez, and his son Sebastiano, a sports scientist.
After the Newcastle game Lampard was asked about Pochettino. “I don’t want to get caught on the appointment until it comes,” he said. “I am a big fan of Pochettino as a manager. He is a very good manager but it’s not about which individual it might be, it is about getting the right, high level of manager.
Noni Madueke about the new head coach
Noni Madueke was surprised by the appointment of Mauricio Pachettino which Pachettino had tweeted in his account. “Of course, Pochettino’s history tells you he works with clubs of this level. Let him get to work with the players to create a solid identity of a team that can win more games. Those things are not always overnight things. We have to be careful with expectations a bit. There is a lot of work to be done.
Noni Madueke on Mauricio Pochettino…
“He has been in big places around the world and he was a great success in the Premier League – I am looking forward to working with and learning from him.”
Already got the respect from the players pic.twitter.com/W6VvpGo7OF
— Pochettiniac (@Pochettiniac) May 28, 2023
“I think Pochettino is a good manager. He has been in big places around the world and he was a great success in the Premier League. I am looking forward to working with and learning from him in the upcoming campaign.”
“We need cohesion and pulling in the right direction. I think we need to go back to basics next season. The new manager needs to come in and everyone needs to get behind him in training for him right from the very start for Chelsea to be successful.
“Honestly, there’s no reason why we can’t be with the quality and talent in this squad.”