Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is expected to join Chelsea FC.
British Sky Sports reported on 27 AL (Korean time), “Pochettino’s appointment to Chelsea is getting closer. An official announcement may come next week.”
Chelsea have hired interim manager Frank Lampard after the sacking of manager Graham Porter. Head coach Hana Lampard has gone through the worst period since taking office, losing all five matches. 메이저사이트
In the meantime, Chelsea have nominated Burnley manager Vincent Kompany, former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann and manager Pochettino as new managers. 메이저사이트
In this process, coach Nagelsmann was excluded from the nomination after meeting with the club. Friction arose on both sides as Chelsea officials agreed to vet all candidates before making a decision. Nagelsmann resented repeated interviews and requests for information.
Manager Nagelsmann was also not happy with Chelsea. He confirmed that Chelsea had various candidates and judged that the desired direction was not clear.
Pochettino has negotiated positively with Chelsea. An official contract has not been signed yet, and even after the announcement, the rest of the season will be operated under the Lampard system.
Chelsea have been steadily interested in Pochettino, and asked if he could take over when manager Thomas Tuchel was sacked in September last year.
He first took the baton at RCD Espanyol, then went on to Southampton FC and became Tottenham Hotspur manager in 2014. After successful years at Tottenham he left in 2019.
He did not last long at Paris Saint-Germain, where he also played as a player during his active career. He took over in 2021 and left the team in July 2022.