Chelsea appoint Maurcio Pochettino

Chelsea appoint Maurcio Pochettino

Chelsea have announced Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager today. The appointment ends months of speculation over who Chelsea's new boss would be.

The west London club has had their worst season to date, finishing 12th in the Premier League under four different managers: Graham Potter, Frank Lampard, Thomas Tuchel, and Bruno Saltor Grau.

The Argentine Pochettino has been out of work since leaving the French side Paris Saint-Germain last year. The 51-year-old is not unfamiliar with London and returns to a city where he established himself as one of the best coaches in world football.

His best work came at Tottenham, where he guided the side to a Champions League Final and a handful of top-four finishes in his time at the club.

His new club described their new coach as an "exceptional candidate." Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea's co-sporting directors, said on the club's website, "Mauricio's experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities, and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward. He is a winning coach who has worked at the highest levels in multiple leagues and languages. His ethos, tactical approach, and commitment to development all made him the exceptional candidate."

Owner Todd Bohely added, "The sporting team conducted a diligent and thoughtful process that the Board is proud of. We are delighted that Mauricio will be joining Chelsea. Mauricio is a world-class coach with an outstanding track record. We are all looking forward to having him on board."