Chelsea on verge of Mauricio Pochettino job offer amid LA meeting


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Mauricio Pochettino remains Chelsea’s No.1 pick for the head coach job (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea may offer former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino the club’s head coach job on Saturday, according to reports.

Chelsea’s hierarchy, which includes co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, are set for a meeting in Los Angeles this weekend to make a final call on Pochettino, who remains the club’s No.1 choice for the role.

Although Chelsea’s hierarchy are not quite in full agreement on Pochettino, he remains the favourite of three candidates which also includes Burnley manager Vincent Kompany and a third unknown name.

Chelsea are looking to reach a unanimous decision on Pochettino and then plan to make a contractual offer, according to The Times.

Pochettino has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2022 where he won Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France.

He is adored by Chelsea’s London rivals Spurs – guiding them to the Champions League final in 2019 – and has also managed Southampton and Espanyol.

Pochettino has already identified two areas of the Chelsea squad he would like to strengthen ahead of his looming appointment.

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The 51-year-old feels a new striker must be brought in and he is also keen to recruit a new number six.

Pochettino will reportedly offer Romelu Lukaku the chance to revive his Chelsea career while interim boss Frank Lampard will offer his assistance to the Argentine.

Pochettino has given Chelsea his assessment of the current squad and told the club to focus their rebuild on homegrown talent.

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It has been an abysmal season for the west Londoners despite spending over £600m on players since the summer.

Chelsea have crashed out of all the cups and are all the way down in 11th in the Premier League table.

They have lost all five games since Lampard replaced Graham Potter, most recently at home to Brentford on Wednesday night.

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Source:: Metro

      

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