Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of becoming the new Chelsea manager next season after the club considered several top coaches for the role.
Luis Enrique was reportedly close to taking up the role after leaving the Spanish national team following their disappointing World Cup campaign. But this never materialised.
Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently sacked by Bayern Munich, was also heavily considered to succeed Graham Potter at the club, but the talks have broken down.
Pochettino will be taking over Chelsea in June as they have already appointed Frank Lampard as the interim coach till the end of the season.
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The former Tottenham manager rose to prominence after guiding Spurs to a Champions League final where they lost 2-0 to Liverpool.
This bagged him the role of the PSG manager, although he lasted only one year in the job and hasn’t been coaching any team since the end of the 2022 season.
Chelsea, on the other hand, are in dire need of inspiration. They have already had three managers this season, but none could turn their fortune around.
The club have also spent record money and have a host of talented player. They will be hoping that Pochettino, who is known for his attacking style of football, is the right man for the job.