Mauricio Pochettino was unveiled as the new Chelsea head coach on Monday, May 29, 2023. The Argentine has signed a three-year contract with the club and will be tasked with rebuilding the squad and challenging for trophies in the Premier League and Champions League.
Pochettino is a highly-rated manager who has a proven track record of success in the Premier League. He led Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final in 2019 and is known for his attacking style of play.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly said that Pochettino was the “unanimous choice” for the job and that he was “excited” to see what he could achieve at the club.
Pochettino said that he was “honored” to be appointed Chelsea manager and that he was “looking forward to getting started.” He added that he had a “clear vision” for the club and that he was confident that he could help them achieve success.
Pochettino’s first game in charge of Chelsea will be against Arsenal in the Premier League on August 6, 2023.
Here are some of the reactions to Pochettino’s appointment:
Former Chelsea coach Frank Lampard: “I’m delighted for Mauricio. He’s a great coach and I think he’ll be a great fit for Chelsea. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.”
Tottenham Hotspur player Harry Kane: “I’m really happy for Mauricio. He’s a great manager and I know he’ll be successful at Chelsea. I wish him all the best.”
Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: “I’m not surprised that Chelsea have appointed Mauricio. He’s a top manager and he’s the right man for the job. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.”
Pochettino’s appointment is a major coup for Chelsea and he will be expected to deliver trophies in the coming years. He has a big task ahead of him, but he has the experience and the talent to succeed.