UPDATE: Chelsea issue statement confirming Mauricio Pochettino as new manager

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UPDATE: Monday, May 29 at 2:20 pm

Chelsea FC issued an official statement this Monday, May 29, confirming the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

His position at Stamford Bridge had been widely reported yesterday, Sunday 28, especially by Fabrizio Romano, who is very rarely wrong.

The statement, posted on the club’s Twitter account, read: “Chelsea Football Club is pleased to confirm Mauricio Pochettino will become head coach of the men’s team from the beginning of the 2023/24 season”.

It continued: “The Argentine will begin his new role on 1 July 2023 on a two-year contract, with a club option of a further year”.

Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, said: “Mauricio’s experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward”.

” He is a winning coach, who has worked at the highest levels, in multiple leagues and languages. His ethos, tactical approach and commitment to development all made him the exceptional candidate”, they added.

Chelsea owners Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, José E. Feliciano, Mark Walter and Hansjörg Wyss added: “The sporting team conducted a diligent and thoughtful process that the Board is proud of. We are delighted that Mauricio will be joining Chelsea”.

“Mauricio is a world-class coach with an outstanding track record. We are all looking forward to having him on board. Pochettino is a coach renowned for his sides’ high-energy and eye-catching style and he has built a reputation for helping young players realise their full potential within a strong squad ethos”, they concluded.

Pochettino will now begin the search to bring in the players that he thinks can benefit the club and put them back in contention for a top-four spot next season.


Sunday, May 28 at 2:26 pm

Mauricio Pochettino has finally signed as the new head coach of Premier League side Chelsea.

The Argentine put pen to paper at Stamford Bridge this Sunday, May 28. He will replace interim manager Frank Lampard on a deal that ties him to the club until June 2026.

His appointment was confirmed on Twitter by the respected sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, who wrote: “Mauricio Pochettino has finally signed the contract as new Chelsea head coach after verbal agreement reached 2 weeks ago”.

#CFC Official statement ready, he’s starting his job as Chelsea manager next week. Contract will be valid until June 2026. Here we go confirmed”, he continued.

The 51-year-old was expected to be announced as Chelsea’s new boss after a lengthy period where the club interviewed several potential candidates after sacking Graham Potter. An official statement from Chelsea FC is expected to be released imminently confirming the news.

Pochettino will be fully aware of the task he faces with the Blues currently enjoying one of their worst seasons in a long time, languishing in mid-table.

Todd Boehly splashed an incredible amount of cash on new players before the start of this season but they were unable to inspire the team to success.

It is rumoured that many of those same new recruits now face being moved on to fresh pastures, along with a number of the original squad.

There has been a different story in the case of Chelsea’s women’s team. They have just won the Women’s Super League for the fourth consecutive season.


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