Mauricio Pochettino returns to service. Chelsea have announced the appointment of the Argentine coach from the 2023-24 season. He will succeed Frank Lampard, who has been acting since April, and will take office on July 1. Pochettino, 51, has signed for two seasons plus another as an option at the club's whim at the whim of the club.
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It's a nice bounce for Pochettino, who has been free for a year. The former defender was dismissed in the utmost discretion by Paris Saint-Germain on July 5, 2022, a few minutes before the press conference and induction of Christophe Galtier. Pochettino had spent a year and a half at PSG without ever imposing his paw. His passage was marked by the loss of the Ligue 1 title in 2021, and the elimination from the 8th finals of the Champions League by Real Madrid in 2022.
Bread and butter at Chelsea
Chelsea are wrapping up a particularly difficult season, the first of the Todd Boehly era, owner of the club who took over from Roman Abramovich. Despite spending hundreds of millions of euros in recent transfer windows, the Blues are currently 12th in the Premier League. They will not play in the European Cup next season.
With Chelsea, Pochettino will find a league and even a city, London, that he knows well. The Argentine coached Tottenham between 2014 and 2019, lifting Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019.