Pochettino is coming back to work in London!

Pochettino is coming back to work in London!

It looks like Chelsea, who are looking for a head coach, have found the perfect candidate! Next season, the Blues will be led by well-known Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who previously worked at Tottenham and PSG.

A year ago, Todd Boehly became the Chelsea owner and immediately began to remake the club for himself. The American very quickly fired head coach Thomas Tuchel, bought a dozen and a half new players, then dismissed the new manager Graham Potter and appointed Frank Lampard as a caretaker, who had almost become Everton's gravedigger. The intermediate result of such shyness was a humiliating twelfth place in the Premier League, and the Blues can sink drop lower.

It’s clear that Lampard will not stay on a permanent basis, so for the whole last month in West London they were intensively looking for a new candidate for the head coach post of the two-time Champions League winner. Negotiations with Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann failed - both specialists did not want to go into a project that needs to be built from scratch. But Mauricio Pochettino agreed, and in the next campaign we will see the triumphant return of the Argentine to the Albion.

Between 2014 and 2019 The 52-year-old has led Tottenham Hotspur from a mediocre club to a Champions League participant. In 2017, Spurs even finished second in the Premier League, and two years later they reached the Champions League final for the first time in history, where they lost only to Jurgen Klopp's brilliant Liverpool. Football stars such as Lloris, Vertonghen, Kane, Eriksen, Dele Alli and Son shone under Pochettino, and after his departure, the level of Tottenham dropped noticeably.

Chelsea believe that the Argentine will benefit the team. However, Mauricio will have a very hard time in the first months, because the team will have to be built virtually from scratch. The Blues have a terrible imbalance in all lines, except for the goalkeeper. If a third of the roster is wing forwards, then the classic “nine” is not there. Defenders in the club are also overabundant, and young and inexperienced Chelsea products stay side by side with football-weary Aubameyang and Ziyech.

In the person of Pochettino, Todd Boehly finally got the optimal candidate for the post of head coach. The American is aware of the high level of the Argentine specialist and will give him a credit of trust for the first year of work. And then it will be clear whether Mauricio will bring Chelsea back to a more or less familiar level, or the club will drop to the level where it was before the era of Roman Abramovich.