Only a few minor issues need to be resolved in the negotiations for Chelsea to hire Mauricio Pochettino as their new permanent manager.
Since Julian Nagelsmann withdrew from discussions with Chelsea about becoming manager, and news emerged that an agreement had been reached in principle for the former Tottenham and PSG manager to take over at Stamford Bridge, all attention has been focused on Pochettino.
Chelsea’s decision-makers are believed to have gathered over the weekend to review the status of their pursuit of Pochetino, whose lawyers have now received a contract as the Blues attempt to wrap up the recruiting process a month after Graham Potter was fired.
Chelsea is hoping to name Pochettino as their next manager in the upcoming days, at least because it would give their fans, who have grown angrier in recent weeks, a boost of enthusiasm and hope.
Discussions about Pochettino’s plans for the present squad have taken place over the previous several weeks. The Argentine is expected to have a large say in whether certain players are permitted to depart Stamford Bridge this summer.
Levi Colwill, the central defender who was expected to play in the first team before the hunt for a new manager began, will have room in the squad, Malo Gusto’s loan to Lyon will expire, and the signing of RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku will finally be official.
Additionally, the deal for Nkunku, which was reached months ago, has not been verified by either Chelsea or Leipzig, but Marco Rose, the manager of the German team, recently expressed that the forward is “in his last few weeks” with the club.