Revealed: When Mauricio Pochettino will be announced as Chelsea’s new head coach
Confirmation of when Mauricio Pochettino could be announced as Chelsea’s next head coach has now been revealed.
Following their 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League, an agreement between Chelsea and Pochettino over terms had been reached, as per multiple reports.
The 51-year-old will succeed Graham Potter, who was sacked less than seven months after being appointed, once the 2022/23 season concludes which will see caretaker Frank Lampard oversee the final three remaining Premier League games this season against Manchester City, Manchester United and Newcastle United.
However, as reported by the Daily Telegraph, Pochettino is not expected to be in attendance at any of the final games before he takes over.
Pochettino will be joined by Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino, Toni Jimenez and son Sebastiano Pochettino, who will all head to Stamford Bridge as part of his backroom team.
As reported by Argentinian journalist César Luis Merlo, Pochettino will pen a three-year contract in west London until June 2026.
But what needs to be done before he is announced and when will confirmation come?
According to Matt Law, Pochettino is expected to sign his contract in the coming days and an announcement is possible in the early parts of next week.
Pochettino has a big task on his hands prior to the 2023/24 season getting underway. In collaboration with Chelsea, he will need to trim the bloated 30-plus man squad, which will see Christopher Nkunku and Malo Gusto add to the group, while bringing in a few additions to strengthen his options next term.
The likes of Emiliano Martinez, Andre Onana, Declan Rice, Alexis Mac Allister, Lautaro Martinez, Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane have all already been linked.
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Pochettino will also need to resolve many futures. N’Golo Kante is out of contract, Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic are among several who will have one year left on their deals this summer and will either need to extend or depart Stamford Bridge.
Mount is hugely admired by Pochettino and the incoming Chelsea boss is keen to keep hold of the England international, who has yet to agree terms on a new deal despite talks previously taking place.
A new chapter is about to begin at Stamford Bridge. But first, Chelsea need to get through the final three games before full focus can be shifted onto next season.
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