Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea have reportedly been having discussions about the Stamford Bridge manager vacancy.
The former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain coach is reportedly one of five candidates at this point in the process. When Thomas Tuchel departed the team in September, Chelsea, who have been long-term admirers of Pochettino, asked about his availability.
This upcoming summer, Pochettino will need to weigh his options as he gets ready for the ideal chance. The 51-year-old is currently unemployed after parting ways with PSG in July of last year.
Pochettino has already rejected two approaches from Real Madrid as well as many offers from teams in various European leagues in recent months.
London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham are both looking for a new long-term manager, and an in-depth review of manager success statistics suggest that they should give Pochettino top priority before any other manager.
Since both managers Graham Potter and Antonio Conte were just fired by their teams, Frank Lampard will serve as Chelsea’s temporary manager till the end of the current campaign, with Cristian Stellini serving in the same role at Spurs.
Julian Nagelsmann, a former manager of Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, and Bayern Munich, initially met with Chelsea representatives last week as the team resumed its search for a new manager.
Although it was believed that the discussions with Nagelsmann were going in the right direction, Chelsea will most likely take its time before selecting a permanent replacement for Potter.