Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has led Tottenham for five years, will take the helm of Chelsea,’Tottenham’s rival’.
British public broadcaster ‘BBC’ reported on the 14th (Korean time) that Argentinian coach Pochettino signed a three-year contract with Chelsea and will lead the team from this summer. The rest of the season will be run under the Frank Lampard acting manager system. ‘BBC’ has been connected with Tottenham as manager Pochettino succeeded former Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, who was sacked in March, but this season, current Bayern Munich manager Thomas Tuchel and former manager Graham Porter were sacked in succession. He said he was named director.
Reporter Ben Jacobs of the US’CBS Sports’ reported the atmosphere inside the locker room that day, saying, “Several senior Chelsea players are excited about the news of Pochettino’s imminent appointment.” The key players said they believe that appointing Pochettino is the right decision and the safest choice. He added that manager Pochettino was also fascinated by the new Chelsea project planned by co-owner Todd Boelli. 스포츠토토
‘Daily Mail’ introduced five players, saying, “Coach Pochettino is already discussing with the club about signing players.” Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez, Napoli-winning goal scorer Victor Osimen, West Ham midfielder Declan Rice, Brighton midfielder Alexis McAllister and Astor Villa goalkeeper Emmy Martinez. He predicted that he would focus on retaining existing core resources such as midfielder Mason Mount while extensively reinforcing players across all positions.
Pochettino managed Tottenham from 2014 to 2019. He finished runner-up in both the League Cup in 2015 and the Premier League in the 2016-2017 season behind Chelsea. After leaving Tottenham, Pochettino took the helm of Paris Saint-Germain and achieved a cup double.
Spanish journalist Guillem Balague said, “Pochettino wants pressure and aggression. He also wants players to compete fiercely for the starting position.” He added that he hopes to form a team.