Chelsea to Announce Mauricio Pochettino as New Manager

asdasdfasdfasdfAfter axing Thomas Tucher and Graham Potter, and bringing in Frank Lampard to steady the ship, Todd Boehly’s Chelsea experiment will see a fourth different manager at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had extended talks with the Argentine manager and handover the reins in the summer of 2023.

The news was first reported by Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, who revealed that the terms have been agreed between Chelsea and Pochettino. Transfer and contract specialist, Fabrizio Romano shared light on the situation, stating that both parties were in advanced negotiations since April.

According to David Ornstein of the Athletic, Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino, Toni Jimenez, and Sebastiano Pochettino will be part of Mauricio Pochettino’s backroom staff at Stamford Bridge.

In Driving Seat Since Nagelsmann’s Refusal

Despite the chaos created by Chelsea’s new owners in the transfer market and axing of two high profile managers, the best in the business have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. Luis Enrique and Julien Nagelsmann were in the forefront as Frank Lampard returned in a caretaker role.

While Lampard has been unable to convince the Chelsea hierarchy about his managerial credentials, Nagelsmann rejected the Blues’ advances. Enrique also pulled out after preference was shown to the German tactician.

It left the West Londoners in limbo, weeks after they were offering the most sought-after role. Pochettino’s history with London rivals Tottenham proved to be a stumbling block, with the Chelsea hierarchy doing their best not the alienate the fanbase.

After extensive talks and thorough sentiment analysis, negotiations with Pochettino advanced. The Blues’ continued decline under Lampard also made the case for the Argentine, who stood up to Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, despite not being backed in the same manner at White Hart Lane.

Thiago Silva Also to Continue

It has been a positive evening for Chelsea fans after their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest. In addition to having Pochettino in the dugout, they will have the experience of Thiago Silva to call upon next season.

The Brazilian defender has endeared himself to the Stamford Bridge faithful and signed a one-year contract extension that will see him in West London until the conclusion of the 2023/24 campaign. However, he had been linked with a return to boyhood club Fluminense mooted.

Fans unveiled Silva banners during their meeting with the Trickt Trees and the sentiment was appreciated by the Brazilian. After the match, Belle Silva ended speculation about her husband’s future moves and ensure the fans that they will remain Blue for the foreseeable future.

“Guys, I want to thank everyone who came to me for a hug, for a song – ‘Oh Thiago Silva’,” she said.

“Thanks so much. We, my family, my husband, my children and me, we are very, very happy here in London, in Chelsea.

“So my family and I are Blue, are Chelsea and we stay here. Go Blues!”

The 38-year-old acknowledge the support received from the terraces and the poor season they have had. In spite of that, Silva put to rest any rumours about his future and shared he will continue to fight for their cause.

“I would like to say thank you for so much affection and respect for me and my family!! I know the season is not over yet, but we didn’t make a season that @ChelseaFC deserves, and I’m truly sorry about that! But even so, I’m honoured in this way by the supporters. It’s very rewarding and you can be sure that I will be blue for the rest of my life!! I love you with all my strength. Thank you 🙏👊🏽💙” Silva tweeted.


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