In a stunning move, Chelsea Football Club has announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager. The Argentine, renowned for his successful stints at Tottenham Hotspur and Paris St-Germain, will officially assume his duties on 1 July 2023. The club has secured Pochettino’s services for an initial two-year contract, with an option for an additional year.

This managerial change comes in the wake of a disappointing season for Chelsea, with interim boss Frank Lampard guiding the team to a dismal 12th-place finish in the Premier League, their lowest in over a quarter of a century. The club’s decision to bring in Pochettino reflects their commitment to revitalizing their fortunes and returning to their winning ways.

Praising their new acquisition, Chelsea expressed their confidence in Pochettino’s abilities, hailing him as a world-class coach with an exceptional track record. The anticipation within the club is palpable, with everyone eagerly awaiting Pochettino’s arrival and the impact he is expected to make.

According to Chelsea, Pochettino was their top choice from the beginning and was the sole manager they engaged in discussions. The club’s sporting directors, Paul Winstanley and Lawrence Stewart, emphasized the qualities that set Pochettino apart, highlighting his experience, unwavering standards of excellence, leadership prowess, and commendable character.