Chelsea identify two worthwhile Mauricio Pochettino replacements

  • Mauricio Pochettino is struggling at Chelsea
  • The Blues are 11th in the Premier League table
  • Here are 2 options considered by the Stamford Bridge board

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Mauricio Pochettino is not having the best time at Chelsea. Many people, myself included, assumed he would come in and turn the club around. However, in truth, none of the managerial positions he's found himself in have been quite as difficult as overturning the absolute mess at Stamford Bridge.

It is well-documented that there is a power struggle at Stamford Bridge. Since Tood Boehly took ownership of the club, managers have struggled to have their say and, in truth, the wealthy American businessman has ruined the club's future prospects. But in true Chelsea fashion, the club are going to ignore the structural problem and instead, look to bring in a new manager.

While this could work out, fans hope it doesn't lead the club back to square-one. After all, they've been in this position a few too many times in recent history. With that being said, here are the two options considered by Chelsea to replace Mauricio Pochettino...

Chelsea identify two worthwhile Mauricio Pochettino replacements

According to The Guardian, Chelsea have located Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton and Hove Albion & Ruben Amorim of Sporting as potential candidates to replace Mauricio Pochettino. It is stated within the report that these are precuationary replacements, since the club are not likely to make a cut-throat decision yet. However, they are aware of the mounting pressure on Poch, so these replacements are considered if he fails to improve.

Roberto De Zerbi has excellent Premier League experience, leading Brighton to European stardom as they qualified last season. Furthermore, the Saegulls are above Chelsea in the current Premier League standings, so he is seen as an upgrade.

The Italian boss is one of the finest tacticians in the modern era. He has a keen eye for what makes a player great, so he will be involved in the transfer procedure at Chelsea. If Todd Boehly is looking to avoid making the same mistakes twice, he will listen to the Italian and his vision for the club.

Failing that, Chelsea have also located Ruben Amorim of Sporting. The 39-year-old is another emerging young manager - So Chelsea certainly have a type. He is having a terrific time as Sporting boss this season, leading his side to top of the Primeira Liga table, currently a point ahead of Benfica having played a game less. Long story short, Chelsea have eyes two exceptional young coaches.


Who do you think Chelsea should appoint as their new manager to replace Mauricio Pochettino?