There are reports that Chelsea are close to announcing Mauricio Pochettino as their next head coach, following the hiring of club legend Frank Lampard as caretaker manager last month. Pochettino, who previously led Tottenham to four top-four Premier League finishes and the 2019 Champions League final, has been without a job since being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain last summer. While the Argentine appears to be a good fit for the club, with his several years of experience at the top level of the game, his appointment would still be a risky move by the Chelsea hierarchy.

Chelsea are close to announcing Mauricio Pochettino as their next head coach.

Why Pochettino is another RISKY appointment for Chelsea

While Mauricio Pochettino may appear to be a good fit for Chelsea as their next head coach, his appointment would still be a risky move for the club. The most obvious reason is his time at Tottenham, where he remains their most successful manager of the Premier League era and could potentially create a toxic atmosphere among Chelsea fans. Additionally, Pochettino has developed a reputation as a “bottlejob” due to Tottenham’s inconsistent performances in big matches, including their poor showing in the Champions League final against Liverpool. While he did win Ligue 1 with PSG, he also crashed out of the Champions League in the round-of-16 stage, and lacks the “born winner” persona that Chelsea fans often expect from their managers. Furthermore, the fact that Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart are opening talks with Pochettino suggests that they may not fully understand the culture and history of Chelsea Football Club.

By Lylla

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