Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who coached Son Heung-min (Tottenham), is expected to become the next English professional soccer Chelsea coach.
Major British media, including the BBC, reported simultaneously on the 25th (Korean time) that Chelsea decided to entrust manager Pochettino with the baton and that final negotiations were underway.
The BBC said, “Chelsea Pochettino is very interested in the role of Chelsea manager, but negotiations need to go further before a deal is finalized.” The manager will take the helm in place of interim manager Frank Lampard.”
However, it is unclear whether Pochettino will lead the team immediately after signing a contract with Chelsea, or Lampard will lead the team until the end of this season, and then preparations for the next season will begin under Pochettino’s system.
Coach Pochettino is already a proven leader on the Premier League (EPL) stage.
Coach Pochettino, who drew attention by placing Southampton, his first club in the EPL, in 8th place in the 2013-2014 season, took charge of Tottenham the following season and led it until 2019, finishing runner-up in the EPL in the 2016-2017 season and UEFA in the 2018-2019 season. ) and achieved good results, including runner-up in the Champions League (UCL).
Coach Pochettino led Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in France from 2021 to 2022 after being sacked from Tottenham due to poor performance in 2019.
If Pochettino becomes Chelsea manager, he will reunite with Son Heung-min as the manager and player of the opposing team.
Son Heung-min, who wore a Tottenham uniform in the summer of 2015 during Pochettino’s tenure, has been playing for Tottenham ever since and stood tall as a ‘world class’ player, such as becoming the EPL top scorer in the 2021-2022 season. 카지노사이트
Chelsea had previously talked about former Bayern Munich (Germany) coach Julian Nagelsmann as their first priority, but the appointment was unsuccessful.
Since then, it has been known that along with manager Pochettino, Luis Enrique, former Spanish national team manager, Barcelona (Spain) manager, and Burnley manager Vincent Kompani have been weighed as candidates.
Lampard, who played an active role as a key midfielder for the England national team and Chelsea during his active career, took over as Chelsea interim manager after Porter was sacked earlier this month.
Chelsea are currently in 11th place in the EPL (39 points). If they finish the season in this ranking, it will be their worst performance since the 1995-1996 season when they placed 11th.