Chelsea have found Mauricio Pochettino’s replacement


By: Manu Tournoux

Billions invested, an internationally renowned coach, world-class players and checkered results… This is the sad reality of Chelsea for several months now. Today relegated to eleventh place in the Premier League – 28 points behind the leader, Arsenal – the Blues, who welcome Newcastle this Monday as part of the 28th day, are not coping. A worrying sporting dynamic logically pushing the London management to consider some adjustments. Far from being indisputable since his arrival, Mauricio Pochettino could quickly pay the price for the new project desired by the Blues…

According to the daily A.S., Chelsea have also taken steps to replace the former Paris Saint-Germain technician. Seduced by his work for Girona, a real sensation in La Liga since the start of the 2023-2024 financial year, the Blues board would like to enlist a certain Míchel, the architect at the head of Blanquivermells. With this in mind, the Spanish daily specifies that the English club even went to Spain to express its interest in signing him next season. According to sources close to the operation, the leaders of Stamford Bridge even formulated a first “important offer” to the resident of Montilivi.

Michel wants to stay!

However, be wary because the media owned by the Prisa group and edited by Alfredo Relaño also specifies that this proposal would have come before the technician announced his desire to stay on the Girona bench next season. “I’m sure I’ll stay here.”had in fact assured the person concerned at the microphone of DAZN after his team’s victory (3-0) against Rayo Vallecano on February 26. In addition to this desire displayed by Michel, Chelsea will also have to convince a highly coveted technician. Under contract until June 2026, the 48-year-old from Madrid is, as such, regularly announced on the benches of Barça or even Manchester City. A legitimate success considering his work carried out in Catalonia. Arriving in the summer of 2021, the former SD Huesca manager first led the Catalan team to the first division before keeping his troops in the elite. Building on his momentum, Michel is now fighting for the La Liga title.

The situation is simple: three months before the end of the season, Girona is runner-up to Real Madrid with 62 units, seven fewer than the Merengues. With a polished game and an attractive collective, weekend after weekend, the various observers, the 48-year-old coach, recently extended by the board of directors of the GFC, logically attracted the desire of many European leaders. A fierce battle in which Chelsea seem determined to come out on top. Asked, for his part, about the club’s current difficulties, Mauricio Pochettino assured that it was not a problem of coach… “If you want to judge us by analyzing the situation and comparing it to Chelsea’s past, it is certain that no one will succeed. It’s a new Chelsea now. The fans are not going to love another coach more than me. It’s a new project, people need to understand it.”. Let’s hope, for his sake, that the London board understands this too…

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