Chelsea Football Club has confirmed Mauricio Pochettino will become the head coach of the men’s team from 1st July 2023 on a two-year contract with a club option of a further year.
The football club’s owners, Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, José E. Feliciano, Mark Walter, and Hansjörg Wyss, stated:
‘The sporting team conducted a diligent and thoughtful process that the Board is proud of. We are delighted that Mauricio will be joining Chelsea. Mauricio is a world-class coach with an outstanding track record. We are all looking forward to having him on board.’
Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, said:
‘Mauricio’s experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities and character will serve Chelsea Football Club well as we move forward. He is a winning coach, who has worked at the highest levels, in multiple leagues and languages. His ethos, tactical approach and commitment to development especially for young players, all made him an exceptional candidate.’
The 51-year-old Argentine is renowned for his side’s high-energy and eye-catching style and has several seasons of Premier League experience. He also coached in Spain and France. He was most recently in charge at Paris Saint-Germain and guided the club to a Ligue 1 title and the Coupe de France.
Jesus Perez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jimenez, and Sebastiano Pochettino will be on Mauricio’s staff.