Pochettino reaches verbal agreement to become next Chelsea manager
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly reached a verbal agreement to become the next Chelsea manager – and the deal could be done within days.
Sportsmail revealed the former Tottenham boss held further talks with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy on Tuesday as he nears a Premier League return.
Now, talkSPORT report Pochettino’s appointment has moved a step closer with Chelsea hoping to have a deal wrapped up by the end of the week.
The 51-year-old Argentine has been out of managerial work since being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season.
It is expected Chelsea club legend, Frank Lampard, will remain in his role as interim manager until the end of the current campaign with Pochettino starting work over the summer.
Previous conversations between Pochettino and the Chelsea executives were described as ‘incredibly positive’ after he became front-runner for the job when Julian Nagelsmann backed out.
Starting in the summer would allow Pochettino, who guided Tottenham to the Champions League final in 2019, a fresh start ahead of the new campaign.
He would be afforded a full pre-season to implement his methods and trim Chelsea’s bloated squad, as well as getting to know the squad before taking charge of a game.