Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment at Chelsea has been confirmed.
Pochettino’s move to Chelsea is imminent. Reporter Fabricio Romano, who is familiar with the European football transfer market, said on the 25th (Korean time), “The conversation between Pochettino and the Chelsea board has progressed very much. Not all processes have been completed, but we are very close to the appointment.”
“Last Monday, Pochettino and Chelsea had a decisive meeting in Spain. Chelsea are finalizing the details of the contract with Pochettino and an official contract will be presented soon.” A consensus was formed, he said.
It was Chelsea, not Tottenham. Pochettino took over as manager of Tottenham in 2014 and enjoyed the team’s golden age. The English Premier League (EPL) runner-up in the 2016-17 season and the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) runner-up in the 2018-19 season are Tottenham’s greatest achievements in the 21st century.
He is good at creating synergies among players who are compliant. Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli’s ‘DESK line’ and Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose’s solid defense were the result of manager Pochettino’s skill.
However, he tasted failure at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Manager Pochettino failed to properly harmonize PSG’s squad full of prominent stars. Although he reached the top of the league in the 2021-22 season, he was sacked after the season with criticism that he did not properly utilize Lionel Messi.
Now, Chelsea is likely. Local media explained that Chelsea and Pochettino held two talks, and Chelsea were impressed with him. The British ‘Telegraph’ said, “Pochettino has risen as a strong candidate,” and made it a fait accompli to Chelsea.스포츠토토
The ‘desire for development’ was a major factor. On the 22nd, Britain’s ‘The Athletic’ commented on the reason why manager Pochettino fascinated Chelsea, saying, “Director Pochettino appears to be a person hungry to improve and develop rather than rest on his past achievements.”
Pochettino is eager to be appointed as soon as possible. The British ‘The Sun’ reported on the 25th, “Coach Pochettino hopes to get a job at Chelsea this week,” and he wants to direct the rest of the season instead of interim manager Frank Lampard.
In the end, he faced Son Heung-min as an enemy. Son Heung-min was reborn as the center of Tottenham, fully developing his potential under manager Pochettino, and after manager Pochettino left, he surpassed Tottenham and stood tall as one of the best strikers in the EPL.
Son Heung-min, who has grown up, could have played under Pochettino again, but Pochettino’s choice was Chelsea.