Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed as the new head coach of Chelsea, the English Premier League club announced on Monday.Argentine coach will take the helm of the Blues on July 1 and will be in charge until July 2025, Chelsea said in a statement."Mauricio's experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities, and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward," Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said"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.The 51-year-old bagged the 2020-21 French Cup and 2021-22 French Ligue 1 trophies with Paris Saint-Germain.He also coached the English Premier League side Tottenham from 2014 to 2019.He managed to carry the Spurs to the 2019 UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool, which Tottenham lost 2-0 to come second.
Mauricio Pochettino appointed as new Chelsea head coach
Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their head coach, with the former Tottenham manager signing a two-year contract that features a club option of a further year.Pochettino takes over after the club finished 12th in the Premier League following a chaotic season during which Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Frank Lampard had spells in charge. Chelsea said he would officially start on 1 July.Pochettino emerged as the favoured choice after Chelsea conducted an exhaustive process during which they held talks with the former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann and the former Spain manager Luis Enrique. The Argentinian, whose former clubs also include Southampton and Paris Saint-Germain, has a strong track record of working with young players and his man-management skills are impressive.