Chelsea closing in on Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.
Following Julian Nagelsmann’s decision to withdraw from the process, Chelsea has renewed their emphasis on the former Tottenham manager and scheduled a new round of negotiations as part of their efforts to find a permanent replacement for Graham Potter.
Chelsea are getting closer to employing Pochettino, according to sources, albeit a contract has yet to be agreed upon and there is still much work to be done.
Importantly, Pochettino has expressed a genuine desire to take over at Stamford Bridge, and discussions with the Blues administration have given the impression that he has a genuine plan for the current squad.
Pochettino is said to believe that Chelsea are only a few additions away from competing for Premier League gold once more. A new striker is likely on the manager’s wish list, and Chelsea have long been interested in signing Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.
An initial approach for Pochettino was turned down earlier this season, with the Argentine believed to have had reservations about the structure at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea have since added more experience to their behind-the-scenes team, and Pochettino is said to be more confident about the project on offer.
The manager’s prior Tottenham connections are not expected to cause any issues with the board or the Chelsea fanbase.
While Pochettino appears to be the favorite to take over at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea is continuing to look into prospective replacements in case discussions with Pochettino fall through.
Chelsea are interested in Burnley’s Vincent Kompany, Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim, and Napoli’s Luciano Spalletti, but the Blues appear to be focused on Pochettino as they strive to end the uncertainty in the dugout.