Chelsea “make contact” with world-class coach to replace Graham Potter

Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images) /

There’s been a monumental breakthrough in Chelsea’s bid to find a new manager, if reports are to be believed. It’s thought the Blues have given Graham Potter two matches to save his tenure at Stamford Bridge, but the board has already made contact with a world-class manager about the opening.

According to Football Insider, the Chelsea board has been in contact with Mauricio Pochettino about managing in London again. It’s thought that talks remain informal, with no formal offer made as of yet. However, it shows a keen intent from the board to fire Graham Potter, should they feel the need to over the next couple of games.

Pochettino has managed at Tottenham Hotspur, with many considering his time there a success. Personally, I don’t consider his time in North London a success, as he won no trophies. Still, I guess he’s not a miracle worker. He then went on to manage PSG for around a year, where he won the Coupe de France and Ligue 1.

It’s thought that Pochettino would be open to coaching at Chelsea. He does love a challenge, and what a challenge it is at Stamford Bridge currently. They have a plethora of players in their squad, too many if anything. They sit 10th in the league and in need of someone to take control, to instil a collective identity at the club and someone who can work closely with the board to assess right from wrong.

Pochettino has managed clubs from the bottom to the top. His managerial career trajectory says it all – from Espanyol to Southampton, to Spurs, to Paris Saint-Germain. He’s managed clubs at every level and since finding success at PSG, the Chelsea board are right to be confident in his abilities to get them back on the right path.

Who do you think will be the next manager at Chelsea?