Coach Mauricio Pochettino hopes to get a job at Chelsea as soon as a week after talks with club president Todd Boehly.
Mauricio Pochettino wants to take charge of Chelsea this week
According to the British press, the Chelsea side has held many talks with coach Pochettino in recent years. President Todd Boehly and his associates are said to be very satisfied with what the Argentine military leader has done. Currently, Pochettino is the number one candidate in the race to the position of head coach of Chelsea.
Worth mentioning, Chelsea’s players are also very excited about the news that coach Pochettino can come to power. They appreciated his ability to coach, motivate, and do psychology.
Besides, coach Pochettino also has experience in leading two teams in the English Premier League, Tottenham and Southampton.
If he joins Chelsea, the former PSG manager is likely to bring along longtime assistants Jesus Perez, Toni Jiminez plus sports scientist Sebastiano.
Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann have been interviewed for the job, but Nagelsmann is said to have excluded himself from the race.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, coach Nagelsmann is no longer interested in being the head coach of Chelsea. The reason is because he wants to close the future soon, but the Stamford Bridge team is still considering it and needs more discussions.
Pochettino led Spurs for five years from 2014 and led them to the 2019 Champions League final before losing to Liverpool. He was sacked by Tottenham in November 2019 after they had a disappointing start to the next season and finished 14th in the Premier League at the time of his departure.
Currently, Chelsea is being led by interim coach Frank Lampard. The London team has almost no goals for the rest of the season when it has been eliminated in all cup tournaments, and has almost no chance to participate in the European Cup.