Pochettino wants the job at Chelsea. Mauricio Pochettino is said to have ‘told friends’ that he would love to manage Chelsea, while Todd Boehly is ‘increasingly alarmed’ by Graham Potter.
The Argentine has been unemployed since leaving PSG at the end of the 2021/22 season.
Pochettino left the club after failing to lead them to the Champions League final. They reached the semi-finals and round of 16 under him before being eliminated by Manchester City and Real Madrid, respectively.
The 50-year-old has a strong connection to English football, having previously played for Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.
Over the last year, he has been linked with a number of English clubs. Man United reportedly considered him before hiring Erik ten Hag.
Pochettino reportedly turned down a move to Aston Villa because he “feared” the club’s players were “unsuited” to his preferred style of play.
Chelsea’s manager, Thomas Tuchel, was fired earlier this season and replaced by former Brighton manager Graham Potter.
The Englishman had a promising start at Stamford Bridge, but they had gone five Premier League games without a win before the World Cup break.
They have been defeated by Newcastle United, Arsenal, and Brighton during this run. Man City have also eliminated them from the Carabao Cup.
According to Football Insider, Potter “is not under immediate threat,” but the World Cup “came at an opportune time” for him.
Potter’s job will be jeopardized if Chelsea does not show a “considerable improvement” after the new year.
Pochettino, for his part, has ‘told friends that he is interested in becoming Chelsea’s manager.’ He is ‘interested’ and is ‘pushing for the job behind the scenes.’
Last month, Pochettino admitted that he is “missing” management.
“I’m still so young!” Pochettino stated on the BBC.
“After Paris, we decided to wait until after the World Cup.” Paris was a tough experience, a great experience, but tough, and you need to process everything (when making a decision).”
“I have a lot of respect for professionals, and it’s difficult for me to sell myself; that’s work for you,” he added. That is the routine