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Mauricio Pochettino: Why former Spurs boss could revive Chelsea’s fortunes

With a proven track record and a reputation as a world-class coach, Mauricio Pochettino was Chelsea’s top choice from the start.

The club expressed their excitement about having him on board and praised his outstanding credentials. Having worked at the highest levels of football across multiple leagues and languages, Pochettino brings a wealth of experience and a winning mentality to the Chelsea squad.

His commitment to development, tactical approach, and high standards of excellence made him the exceptional candidate for the job.

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Pochettino becomes Chelsea’s sixth permanent manager in just five years, following the sackings of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter earlier in the season.

The recent turbulent period underscores the club’s desire for stability and success. Since the arrival of owner Todd Boehly in July 2022, Chelsea has spared no expense in strengthening their squad, with over £550 million spent on player acquisitions.

The team’s disappointing results in the Champions League and domestic cups have magnified the need for a managerial change to harness the club’s potential.

Pochettino’s coaching journey began at Espanyol, followed by a successful spell at Southampton. However, it was during his tenure at Tottenham Hotspur from 2014 to 2019 that he truly made a name for himself.

Pochettino led Spurs to the League Cup final in 2015 and secured a Premier League runners-up position in 2016-17, narrowly losing out to Chelsea on both occasions.

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His most notable achievement came in 2019 when he guided Tottenham to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final.

Pochettino’s experience at Tottenham and subsequent role at Paris St-Germain have provided valuable lessons that he intends to apply at Chelsea.

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