Chelsea are reportedly closing in on the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their manager next season.

The Blues have agreed terms with the former Tottenham boss, according to reports in various media outlets on Saturday evening. The 51-year-old Argentinian would take over from interim manager Frank Lampard at the end of the season.

Chelsea are seeking a new full-time manager after sacking Graham Potter amid a run of poor form just seven months into his five-year contract in April. Lampard, who previously managed the club from 2019–21, was brought in on a temporary basis, but the team’s struggles have continued, and they sit 11th in the Premier League.

Pochettino, who led Tottenham to the Champions League final in 2019 before being sacked later that year, is available after leaving Paris St-Germain last summer.


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