Chelsea announce Mauricio Pochettino as new head coach
Chelsea Football Club have announced the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as the head coach of the men’s team.
Neptune Prime reports that Pochettino will begin his new role on 1 July 2023 on a two-year contract, with a club option of a further year.
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Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors in joint statement issued on the club’s website said Pochettino was chosen because of his as a coach at the highest levels of football.
“Mauricio’s experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward,” Stewart abs Winstanley said.
“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.”
Also, owners of the club, Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, José E. Feliciano, Mark Walter and Hansjörg Wyss said Pochettino is world class coach with an outstanding track record.
“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.”
Chelsea performed abysmally on the just concluded 2022/23 English Premier League (EPL) season. They finished 12th on the log with 44 points.
Chelsea won only 11 games in 38 league matches. They drew 11 games and lost 16 matches.