Chelsea close to selecting Pochettino as their new manager after new negotiations
Mauricio Pochettino will soon be named Chelsea’s new manager, according to reports. More fruitful discussions with the Argentine are reportedly ongoing.
However, following his firing by Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann initially became the front-runner for the position. Additionally, Luis Enrique was at one stage a strong contender.
Nagelsmann, however, is thought to have lost interest in a transfer to Stamford Bridge. Luis Enrique’s credibility also came into question, making Pochettino the clear front-runner.
The Guardian reports that there is ‘increasing confidence’ that negotiations with the former Tottenham manager will be successful.
Pochettino and the club’s owners have had productive conversations.
The transaction is not yet complete. The team is still considering other prospects, though. Should discussions fail at the last minute, Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Celtic, and Vincent Kompany of Burnley will step in.
Pochettino seems to have been especially happy with the co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Egbali. Additionally, it seems like he checks many of the boxes for what they are looking for.
He has a track record of developing players and young people, something Chelsea’s current team desperately needs. Along with credentials, he has Premier League experience.
How much transfer authority will be with Pochettino is still up in the air. In the final years of his presidency, the 51-year-old asked—to varying degrees of success—for more influence over Spurs’ hiring decisions.
Thomas Tuchel, Potter, Bruno Saltor, and current temporary manager Frank Lampard are the four coaches Chelsea has had this year. According to reports, the Chelsea team is ‘positive and enthused’ about Pochettino’s probable hiring.
Positive feedback regarding the former PSG manager has come from Tottenham players who worked for him, and this information has been aware with current Stamford Bridge international teammates.
Despite Pochettino’s hero status in north London, where supporters have even started singing his name this season, there is hope that Tottenham’s hierarchy is more interested in Nagelsmann or Arne Slot as a replacement for Antonio Conte than they are in a possible reunion.