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Mauricio Pochettino has first chance of winning silverware on Sunday after Chelsea head coach appointment



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Mauricio Pochettino will be in the Old Trafford dugout on Sunday evening when he manages the World XI against England at Soccer Aid 2023.

The 51-year-old’s appointment for the charity match for Unicef gives him the chance to dust off some cobwebs ahead of his Chelsea arrival next month.

Pochettino’s arrival at Chelsea was confirmed earlier in June on an initial two-year contract, with a club option for a further year, but the Argentine has a chance of glory on Sunday prior to heading down south the capital.

Following the announcement of Pochettino taking charge of the World XI, he said: “I am really looking forward to getting involved in Soccer Aid this year and managing the World XI.

“It is a real pleasure to be part of a match that represents a big cultural moment in this country’s annual calendar – and rightly so, because it raises so much money for Unicef.

“I love English football stadiums, the passion the fans show for the game and the atmosphere they create, so it will be great to feel that again next month.”

Pochettino and his team arrived in Manchester on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s game, which will see the new Chelsea men’s team head coach come up against Emma Hayes, Chelsea women’s boss, who is part of the England coaching team.

Former Chelsea players Gary Cahill and Karen Carney will also take part in the charity match in Manchester.

When does Soccer Aid 2023 get underway and where can you watch it?

Soccer Aid 2023 will be available to watch in the United Kingdom live on ITV, with kick off at Old Trafford at 7.30pm.