Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is back behind the bench as the Argentine will officially be taking over Chelsea this summer.
TyC Sports journalist César Luis Merlo reported on Saturday that Pochettino has accepted the club’s final offer and the lawyers are already exchanging documents. He will sign a contract until June 2026 and will take over for the 2023-24 season.
🚨Mauricio Pochettino es el nuevo entrenador del Chelsea.
*️⃣El argentino aceptó la oferta final del club y los abogados ya intercambian documentos. Firmará un contrato hasta junio de 2026 y asumirá en la próxima temporada, una vez que termine el interinato de Lampard. pic.twitter.com/drFqCiP1ri
— César Luis Merlo (@CLMerlo) May 13, 2023
The former PSG boss has sat out the 2022-23 season after being sacked last summer. Reports linked Pochettino for a Premier League return and may explain why he was patiently waiting for a top-six job to open up.
Pochettino has yet to win any trophies in the Premier League; this will be his biggest challenge with The Blues, especially with the amount of money the new owner Todd Boehly invested into the squad.
At PSG, the 51-year-old did manage to win Ligue 1 during the 2021-22 season. Nonetheless, he failed to win the UEFA Champions League trophy, reaching the semifinals in 2021 but losing to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.