Chelsea announces ex-Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as manager on 2-year deal

Mauricio Pochettino set to resume duty from July 1 after been appointed as Chelsea's new permanent manager for a period of two years.

Chelsea have announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, effective from the beginning of the 2023-24 season.

The Argentine manager has signed a two-year contract with Chelsea having the option to extend it for an additional year.

“The sporting team conducted a diligent and thoughtful process that the Board is proud of,” said the club’s owners in a statement on the Chelsea website.

“We are delighted that Mauricio will be joining Chelsea. Mauricio is a world-class coach with an outstanding track record. We are all looking forward to having him on board.”

“Mauricio’s experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward,” said co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley.

“He is a winning coach, who has worked at the highest levels, in multiple leagues and languages. His ethos, tactical approach and commitment to development all made him the exceptional candidate.”

Pochettino gained significant recognition among English football fans during his tenure at Tottenham while guiding the club to the UEFA Champions League final in 2019 and the League Cup final in 2015.

Tottenham were also a strong contender for the Premier League title during the 2015-2016 season, ultimately finishing behind eventual champions Leicester.

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