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Mauricio Pochettino rejects Chelsea’s job offer to replace Graham Potter

Mauricio Pochettino turns down Chelsea’s offer

Mauricio Pochettino, who has led both Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain, reportedly turned down the chance to replace Graham Potter at Chelsea.

Potter got off to a good start in his new job at Stamford Bridge. He took over for Thomas Tuchel, who won the Champions League and was chosen by the new management to replace Tuchel.

Since then, the Blues’ chances have gone down, and in their last 16 games, they have only won three of them. The 47-year-old didn’t lose any of the team’s first nine games as coach.

As a result of Chelsea’s bad play, which has dropped them to 10th place in the Premier League and put them in danger of being knocked out of the Champions League by Borussia Dortmund, speculation about Potter’s future at the club was bound to happen.

Potter’s contract doesn’t end until 2027, so even though some fans don’t want him to keep his job, it’s likely that Todd Boehly will defend the British coach.

90Min says that other Chelsea management members don’t share Boehly’s enthusiasm for the Potter and aren’t sure that the 47-year-old will help the team do better. Boehly is the only leader of Chelsea who backs Potter out in the open.

Because of this, Pochettino was asked if he would be interested in becoming a manager in the Premier League, but the 50-year-old manager quickly turned down Chelsea’s offer.

Pochettino has not been a manager since he was fired by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season before. Real Madrid knocked the team out of the Champions League, which led to this choice.

Pochettino won the Coup de France, the Trophee des Champions, and the Ligue 1 title with PSG in 2021–22 when there were still four games left. But the Parisian board wasn’t happy with his successes at home. Pochettino’s job as PSG’s head coach was taken away from him.

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The Argentine has made it clear that any project he takes charge of must meet all of his requirements, which the job at Chelsea did not. Still, he is open to the idea of becoming manager of another well-known European team.

The 50-year-old manager in the English Premier League used to work for Southampton and Spurs. During the 2018–19 season, before he was fired from Spurs, he led the team to the Champions League final.

Even though Daniel Levy fired Mauricio Pochettino with a lot of anger, there were rumours that he could replace Antonio Conte as Spurs’ manager when Conte’s contract ends this summer.

On Sunday, Chelsea will play Spurs in a London derby, their next Premier League game. The team’s manager, Potter, will try to stop his team from losing five games in a row.


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