Chelsea in Advanced Talks with Mauricio Pochettino as Potential Head Coach
The article reports that negotiations between Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino are progressing well, and he is considered to be the frontrunner for the head coach position at the club. This follows the withdrawal of Julian Nagelsmann from the race for the position.
Pochettino, who was last employed at Paris Saint-Germain, has reportedly had positive talks with Chelsea’s owners, and there is a growing sense of confidence that a deal will be reached. However, it is emphasized that negotiations are not yet complete, and the club has other candidates in mind should the deal fall through.
The article also notes that Chelsea’s co-owners, Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, are under pressure to make the right appointment following a chaotic season, which saw the club sack two managers in the space of a year. Graham Potter was dismissed after just seven months in charge, following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel last September.
If appointed, Pochettino would become Chelsea’s third permanent manager under the current ownership. Despite his previous links with Tottenham, it is believed that this would not prevent him from taking the job.
Chelsea, who have spent close to £600m since last summer, are currently in 11th place in the Premier League and are unlikely to qualify for European competitions next season. The appointment of a new head coach is seen as a crucial step in turning the club’s fortunes around.