Mauricio Pochettino will fly to London this week for the first time since 2019 after ending his six-year tenure at Tottenham Hotspurs. It is reported that the Argentine coach will sign a three-year deal with Chelsea, who have had arguably the worst season in two decades, despite spending 600 million euros in strengthening the squad.
Chelsea’s interim coach Frank Lampard admitted that he would cooperate if Pottechino needed any aid in assessing the squad before the end of the season. Frank Lampard took over from Graham Potter, who replaced Thomas Tuchel at the beginning of the season.
Pottechino will have a heavy workload in ensuring that the Chelsea teams return to top-flight football in the highly competitive English Premier League. The first task is to ensure that the players who are unhappy being in the club can leave. Reports indicate that Poch will convince Mason Mount and Ngolo Kante to remain at the club.
Mauricio Pochettino will be in London this week to sign the contract as new Chelsea coach, expected to be valid until June 2026. 🔵🛫 #CFC
Poch will start discussing transfer plans with the club. New striker and new midfielder will join Chelsea for sure. pic.twitter.com/KwYgO1zZqe
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 15, 2023
The striker quagmire will also be addressed as Chelsea has spent a lot of money in buying an ideal striker that will fire goals at the London-based clubs. Romeo Lukaku is only at Inter Millan and seems to be happy there, while Aubamayang seeks a way out and a return to Barcelona.
Injury concerns of the wing-back: Recce James and Ben Chiwell must be addressed since they play an integral part in Chelsea’s first 11. Finally, he will have a discussion on buying a new midfielder.