Mauricio Pochettino has taken the helm of their North London rivals. Pochettino had been rumored to return to Tottenham, but chairman Daniel Levy didn’t even offer.
Chelsea confirmed the appointment of Pochettino via the club’s official website on Tuesday, saying, “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as manager of Chelsea. Pochettino will take charge of Chelsea from July 1, 2023 and has signed a two-year contract. It includes an option for a one-year extension. Our young and promising players will reach their full potential under Pochettino.”
Pochettino has made a name for himself at Tottenham. Pochettino has made a name for himself at Tottenham, developing a youth-oriented team that includes Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dele Alli, and Christian Eriksen. Under Pochettino, Tottenham made history by reaching the UEFA Champions League final for the first time in club history.
However, after reaching the Champions League final, the entire team became demotivated. Pochettino turned down a number of offers, including 메이저놀이터 Real Madrid, to stay at Tottenham, but the club’s fortunes continued to slide. Spurs eventually sacked Pochettino and hired a manager who could bring them trophies.
Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte, and other coaches with Premier League experience and dubbed “championship hired guns” took the reins at Tottenham. But their performances have been up and down, and they haven’t won the trophy they so desperately wanted. This season, they’ve repeated their worst performances and failed to qualify for any European competitions. Levy has also decided to part ways with Conte.
When Pochettino took over at Paris Saint-Germain, he was strongly rumored to return to Tottenham. The same was true when Conte was about to leave the club. But according to local reports in England, including the London Evening Standard, Spurs didn’t even approach Pochettino.
Levy’s reasoning for rejecting Pochettino was that while he acknowledged that Spurs had built a foundation under Pochettino, he wanted a new manager with a younger outlook. Reportedly, he didn’t want to bring Pochettino back and be ruled by emotion.
However, Tottenham are struggling to find a new manager at the end of the 2022-23 season. The club has been linked with a number of candidates, including Julian Nagelsmann, but hasn’t been able to secure the job. Slott, who was the favorite to take over at Tottenham, ended all rumors when he signed a new contract with Feyenoord.