Mauricio Pochettino on the brink? Chelsea identify two potential replacements for beleaguered Blues boss



Posted Tuesday, March 05, 2024 by Goal.com

Mauricio Pochettino on the brink? Chelsea identify two potential replacements for beleaguered Blues boss

Chelsea have reportedly identified two potential managers to replace Mauricio Pochettino next season.

  • Pochettino's Chelsea job in trouble
  • Chelsea note down two possible replacements
  • Amorim and De Zerbi top of the list

WHAT HAPPENED?

Chelsea and Todd Boehly have identified Sporting boss Ruben Amorim and Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi as their favourites to replace the Argentine at Stamford Bridge, according to The Guardian. Amorim has heavily impressed the Chelsea brass with his work with Sporting who currently sit top of the table in Portugal ahead of Benfica and Porto. De Zerbi, on the other hand, has received plenty of plaudits for his work at Brighton since taking over from Graham Potter in 2022.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

Chelsea have massively struggled under Pochettino in his first season with the Blues, despite the club having spent well over £1 billion since the takeover of Boehly and Clearlake Capital. This season, they have once again failed to impress in the Premier League. However, they had a golden opportunity to win a trophy this season when they took on Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final but ended up losing the match late in extra-time.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Blues' ownership are reportedly not in the mood to make a snap decision regarding Pochettino, who is being given the chance to stay with the team. Boehly and Clearlake are looking for continuity after having had four managers since last season, however, they will remain ready to make the call if Chelsea's performance falls further.

WHAT NEXT FOR POCHETTINO?

The former Tottenham Hotspur boss' final hope at grabbing something from the season remains the FA Cup as they remain alive in the competition. The Blues will play in the quarter-final against Leicester City on March 17.



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