Chelsea appear to be considering manager Mauricio Pochettino as their next managerial candidate. It has also been claimed that manager Pochettino also likes Chelsea.
Reporter Nathan Gissing, 토토사이트who is well versed in Chelsea news, said on his social media on the 21st (Korean time), “Director Julian Nagelsmann has withdrawn from the race for Chelsea’s next managerial position. Originally, he was the main target.” He is a person I admired, and even when director Thomas Tuchel left, he was mentioned as a successor.”
“Pochettino also likes Chelsea,” Gissing added.
Chelsea hired manager Graham Porter at the beginning of this season. The season started with Thomas Tuchel’s managerial system, but the command tower was suddenly replaced. Despite the unexpected change, Chelsea have performed well under the new manager. At the beginning of Porter’s tenure as manager, Chelsea ran an undefeated run of 6 wins and 3 draws in 9 matches.
But soon after, the crisis began. In particular, in January and February of 2023, it suffered a serious slump, with only one win in 11 official games. Chelsea carried out a massive power reinforcement in the January transfer window to empower manager Porter.
At the time, Chelsea signed many players across the offense and defense, including Enzo Fernandes, Mihailo Mudriq, Joao Felix, Benoit Badiacil and Noni Madueke. A total of 300 million euros (about 439.1 billion won) was spent to bring them. Nevertheless, as the performance below expectations continued, Chelsea chose to part ways with manager Porter.
First of all, Chelsea are expected to finish the season under interim manager Frank Lampard. And ahead of the new season, we plan to appoint a formal command tower. Initially, coach Nagelsmann, who led Bayern Munich, was mentioned as a strong candidate, but now the possibility has declined.
Rather, manager Pochettino has emerged as a candidate. Pochettino made his first appearance on the English stage in 2013 when he took charge of Southampton. And, proving his leadership skills, he joined Tottenham Hotspur. He discovered players with potential such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Son Heung-min and raised them to world-class levels.
In addition, Tottenham has transformed into a team that steadily wins tickets to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) under the guidance of coach Pochettino. In particular, in the 2018-19 season, Tottenham reached the first UCL final in the history of the club. However, the following year, he was hardened due to poor performance, and is currently resting after going to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).