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Pochettino Changes mind on replacing Graham Potter and now is ready to become next Chelsea coach

Pochettino Changes mind on replacing Graham Potter and now is ready to become next Chelsea coach.

Recall that Pochettino has been out of job for a long time now and when approached by Chelsea few weeks back to replace Potter he said no. Well, newsflash, he has said yes to the job.

Currently he is looking to come to Chelsea and exert his professionalism.

According to Football Insider, fresh contact has now been made with the Argentine, who has had a change of heart and would be interested in taking on the Chelsea job.

While Boehly is still keen to give Potter time to put his long-term project into action, not all members of the Chelsea hierarchy share the American’s stance and would be open to a change in management.

The report adds that all discussions with Pochettino have been informal and exploratory so far, but Chelsea will have to fend off the interest from other clubs across Europe to hire the 51-year-old.

Aston Villa are believed to been rejected by Pochettino before hiring Unai Emery to replace Steven Gerrard, and the Argentine has been linked with a sensational return to Tottenham should Antonio Conte depart at the end of the season.

Despite failing to win a trophy in North London, Pochettino led Tottenham to the 2018-19 Champions League final before being sacked by Daniel Levy just a few months later.

During his brief stint at PSG, Pochettino won the Ligue 1 title with four games to spare in the 2021-22 season, and he also clinched Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions glory in Paris, but a Champions League capitulation at the hands of Real Madrid proved to be his downfall.

Meanwhile, Potter now boasts a record of nine wins, seven draws and 10 defeats from his first 27 games in charge of Chelsea, who return to action at home to Leeds on Saturday afternoon.

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