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Mauricio Pochettino Appointed New Chelsea Boss on a two-year contract

Mauricio Pochettino is the new Chelsea manager after good success and experience with Tottenham and Paris St-Germain.


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The 51-year-old, begins his new role on 1 July 2023 on a two-year contract, with an option of a further year.

Chelsea have spent £600m on players and need a manager who can properly turn things around for the club and according to talks, it is why Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed.

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Interim boss Frank Lampard took Chelsea to 12th in the Premier League – their lowest finish for more than 25 years.

Inside Mauricio Pochettino as a Manager

The Argentine had only undertaken a two-hour English lesson booked by his wife at that point but possessed a magnetic pull.

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“He looked the part, he spoke with passion despite the language barrier.”There was so much energy in the room and an immediate connection. The lads were all buzzing to play for him – and were desperate to know what fragrance he used!” Pochettino has a habit of not just making a strong first impression on his players as a manager, but a lasting one.

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Pochettino is Chelsea’s sixth permanent manager in five years following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter earlier this season, which led to Lampard taking charge on a temporary basis.

He is also the fourth boss of new owner Todd Boehly’s reign after the American took over at Stamford Bridge last July.

Pochettino had been linked with a return to Tottenham after they parted company with Antonio Conte in March, but he has instead joined his former club’s London rivals.

Having started his managerial career with Espanyol before a 16-month spell at Southampton, he then managed Spurs from 2014 to 2019.

The Argentine guided his side to the League Cup final in 2015 and a Premier League runners-up spot in 2016-17, with Spurs missing out on winning both Chelsea and the 2019 Champions League final.

Following his spell at Tottenham, Pochettino took over from Tuchel at PSG in January 2021.

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The French club finished second in Ligue 1 at the end of the 2020-21 season but did win the Coupe de France and the Trophee des Champions, which were the first trophies of Pochettino’s managerial career.

Chelsea’s strong belief in Pochettino

“Mauricio is a world-class coach with an outstanding track record. We are all looking forward to having him on board,” the club said.

Chelsea says Pochettino was the first choice and the only manager who was brought into the club for talks However, he will work with sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Lawrence Stewart.

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“Mauricio’s experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward,” Winstanley and Stewart said in a statement.

“He is a winning coach, who has worked at the highest levels, in multiple leagues and languages. His ethos, tactical approach and commitment to development all made him the exceptional candidate.”


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