The position of manager of the Blues has been offered to Mauricio Pochettino, who most recently served in that capacity for Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine national, now 51 years old, will start his new job on July 1, 2023, with a two-year contract that includes an option for an additional year of service.
During the time that Frank Lampard served as temporary manager of Chelsea, the team finished in 12th place in the Premier League, which was their lowest finish in almost 25 years. “Mauricio has an impressive resume and is considered a leading coach. The organization shared their excitement about him joining the team and welcomed him with open arms.
Pochettino was Chelsea’s first choice and the only manager they considered seriously enough to invite in for interviews. This is how the club feels about him. The other two sporting directors on the squad, Lawrence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, will be working closely with him in this capacity. In a joint statement, Winstanley and Stewart noted that Mauricio’s experience, standards of excellence, leadership characteristics, and integrity will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward. “Mauricio’s experience will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward,”
He has coached at the highest levels, in a variety of leagues and languages, and his track record of success is well established. Because of his principles, his approach, and his commitment to advancement, he stood out from the crowd. After sacking Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter this season and installing Frank Lampard as interim manager, Chelsea has finally found their sixth permanent manager in five years in Maurizio Pochettino. Lampard took over as interim manager after Pochettino was hired.
Since American businessman Todd Boehly took over as manager of Stamford Bridge in July of the previous year, he is the fourth person to hold that position. Since Boehly gained control, Chelsea has spent around £550 million on players, establishing a Premier League record of £288 million in January. This is more than any club in the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, or Ligue 1 has spent combined on players in their entire history. A poor season for Chelsea, which culminated in a loss to Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, was not helped by the additions of World Cup champion Enzo Fernandez and Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk.
They were eliminated from the FA Cup as well as the Carabao Cup in the third round of both competition.
After leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July 2022, Mauricio Pochettino has been courted by a number of clubs, but he has chosen to take the job at Chelsea instead. This is not a rash decision. He realized during his time at PSG that in order to replicate the link he had with his Spurs players, he needed to return to his roots and approach coaching with all of the passion and fire that he had previously displayed.
It is necessary for him to possess the stamina necessary to mold players, the self-assurance that his players will listen to him, and the authority necessary to make this happen. He has arrived to the realization that, in contrast to his time at PSG, he will be required to demonstrate initiative in his role at Chelsea. It is important for him to underline that this is not a problem that can be solved easily and that the resource that is required is time, not enormous quantities of money.
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