Chelsea are still yet to reach a consensus over the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino, according to reports.
The Times claims that Chelsea were locked in talks with Mauricio Pochettino last night.
It is explained that the Blues are closing in on appointing the 51-year-old as their new head coach, with sources ‘increasingly confident’ that he’ll end up in the manager’s dugout at Stamford Bridge.
However, the report does says the Argentine coach still hasn’t received a contract offer following discussions on Monday night. Apparently, Chelsea’s recruitment team still haven’t reached a consensus.
The Times says Pochettino is the heavy favourite ahead of Vincent Kompany and an unnamed manager on a three-man shortlist.
There’s widespread speculation that points towards Pochettino landing the permanent manager’s job at Chelsea, but the report above suggests it’s still not a foregone conclusion because of a problem within the club’s hierarchy.
According to The Telegraph yesterday, Pochettino is expected to bring four individuals with him to West London as backroom staff. Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino, Toni Jimenez, and Pochettino’s son, Sebastiano, could all join Chelsea.
If Pochettino is to become the next manager, let’s hope all talks are resolved soon.
MEZIESBLOG learnt that Blues supporters are desperate for an official announcement to allow excitement to build towards next season.
It feels like we could end up sleepwalking into the summer, but caretaker boss Frank Lampard is tasked with trying to motivate the group in the final seven games of the season.
If Pochettino is watching the group from afar, that should be enough motivation in itself.
Pochettino’s potential arrival should definitely lift the mood of Chelsea’s emerging youngsters.
His track record of developing and helping young stars is excellent, which bodes well when you consider who’s on the club’s books right now.
We’re not too surprised to hear rumours around 20-year-old Chelsea loanee Levi Colwill. Journalist Rob Pratley reports that Pochettino has impressed Chelsea during talks with his plans for Colwill.