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Chelsea Appoint Mauricio Pochettino as Permanent Manager

Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline for PSG

Chelsea have announced that Mauricio Pochettino will be their new permanent manager. The club have been operating with Frank Lampard as interim coach since the departure of Graham Potter.

Mauricio Pochettino Appointed New Chelsea Manager

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Turnaround Needed

It’s safe to say Todd Boehly’s first campaign in charge has not gone as expected. The Blues crashed out of both domestic cups in January, they were handily knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid, they’ve played under four different managers, and they won’t be playing in Europe next year.

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With confidence low, goals even lower, and a bloated squad, the new manager will have his hands full turning things around at Stamford Bridge.

Previous Work

Pochettino has a track record of success, especially in England. In his first full term with Southampton, they finished in the top eight, achieving their highest points tally in 20 years. He was quickly scooped up by Tottenham Hotspur and turned them into Champions League regulars, even taking them to the final in 2019. He also finished second in the Premier League in 2017

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His most recent job was with Paris Saint-Germain where he only lasted 18 months before being sacked despite winning the Ligue 1 title and winning 66% of his matches in charge. Despite that, Chelsea will be hoping to get the best out of a man with such a strong history of performing in England.

One thing that will especially catch the eye of fans is that Pochettino’s teams tend to score goals, something that the Blues have lacked this season. In 256 league games managed in England, there have been 445 goals scored by his team.


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