Chelsea Football Club are believed to be on the verge of appointing a new head coach in the form of Mauricio Pochettino. The former Tottenham Hotspur manager is the favorite to take the job and talks are said to be progressing well. Pochettino has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer and is reportedly excited by the opportunity to take charge of one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Julian Nagelsmann, who was also in the running for the position, withdrew from the race last week, leaving Pochettino as the clear frontrunner. Chelsea’s co-owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, are reportedly keen to make the right appointment after a turbulent season and Pochettino is believed to be their preferred choice. Bet on your favourite Premier League team with attractive betting odds from Empire777.
It is understood that Pochettino has held positive talks with Chelsea’s hierarchy and an announcement confirming him as the club’s new head coach could come soon. However, it has also been made clear that the deal is not yet done and Chelsea are keeping other candidates in mind in case negotiations fall through. The club has not offered Pochettino the job yet and it is unclear when he would start if a deal is reached.
Chelsea, who have spent close to £600 million since last summer, have been underperforming in the Premier League and are unlikely to qualify for Europe next season. This has put pressure on the club’s co-owners to appoint a top-class manager who can turn things around. Pochettino, who has won the French league with PSG and led Tottenham to the Champions League final, is seen as an elite manager who could revive Chelsea’s fortunes.
The club’s sporting directors, Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, have been tasked with identifying candidates for the job. Nagelsmann was initially the frontrunner, but after he withdrew from the race, Chelsea reportedly turned their attention to Pochettino. Other candidates being considered include Vincent Kompany, Ange Postecoglou, and Arne Slot, but it seems that Pochettino is the clear favorite.
If Pochettino does take the job, he will face the challenge of trying to make sense of Chelsea’s large and expensive squad. He will likely need to sell several players and bring in some new signings to strengthen the team. However, with his experience in the Premier League and his track record of success at other top clubs, he could be the man to lead Chelsea back to the top of English football. Follow Empire777 Sports to get the latest updates from the Premier League.