Chelsea appoint Pochettino as new manager… 2+1 Year Contract “World Class Coach”
As expected, Chelsea officially announced the appointment of Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino, firing a flare to prepare for the next season.메이저놀이터
“Chelsea is delighted to confirm that manager Pochettino will be the manager of the team from the start of the 2023/24 season,” Chelsea announced on its official website on the 29th (Korean time).
The club said, “Director Pochettino will start a new coaching job with a two-year contract from July 1, 2023,” and announced his appointment by specifying the specific contract period, saying, “The club’s extension option is included for one year.”
Chelsea also revealed their reasons for hiring manager Pochettino on their website.
“We believe that Pochettino’s experience, standard of excellence, leadership and character will help Chelsea move forward,” the club said. His strength, tactical approach and commitment to team development made him an outstanding candidate.”
As announced by the Chelsea club, manager Pochettino is already a manager with an outstanding career at the Premier League level. During his time as a player, he played 20 matches for the Argentine national team and especially participated in the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan.
Then, from January 2013 to May 2014, he sat on the bench of Southampton in the Premier League for a year and a half and was recognized for his leadership. From the 2014/15 season, he took charge of Tottenham and showed excellent skills in fostering prospects, recruiting players, and managing the squad. . In particular, leading Tottenham, he finished runner-up in the UEFA Champions League in the 2018/19 season, and also finished second in the Premier League.
Afterwards, Pochettino was sacked from Tottenham in November 2019 and joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in January 2021. However, he resigned early in the summer of 2022 due to poor performance in the UEFA Champions League, which the team considered a long-cherished dream, and this is a major flaw in his leadership career.
After the departure of manager Graham Porter in April, Chelsea selected the experienced Pochettino after looking at several prestigious leaders. Since the size of the squad has grown excessively this season due to excessive recruitment, and it is an important time for recruitment and release, it seems that they are planning to recruit coach Pochettino, who has the advantage of organizing the squad, to form a squad that will boost the league performance next season.
Chelsea management also welcomed the signing of Pochettino. Owner Todd Boley and the executives expressed their expectations, saying, “We are very happy to have Pochettino join Chelsea. Pochettino is a world leader with an outstanding record. We are all looking forward to joining him.”
Meanwhile, with Pochettino joining Chelsea, some Tottenham players including Son Heung-min and Kane next season will turn their old mentors into enemies.
The match between Chelsea and Tottenham is famous in London as a fierce local rivalry as the ‘North London Derby’, and Pochettino was appointed to such an opposing team to teach his team players how to attack Son Heung-min and Kane.