Mauricio Pochettino in line for Chelsea job

Jose Verdugo
May 16, 2018

Chelsea are considering a move for Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to replace current manager Antonio Conte who is expected to depart the club in the coming weeks, according to Sky Sports. While he Blues still have the FA Cup final on the horizon, they have missed out on a Champions League place by finishing fifth in the Premier League.

Luis Enrique and Maurizio Sarri are now front-runners to replace Conte at Stamford Bridge but, given his experience in the Premier League, Pochettino is emerging as one of the preferred candidates for Abramovich.

Under Pochettino, Spurs have qualified for the Champions League for three seasons in a row while operating on a smaller budget than rivals such as Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.

Pochettino still has three years remaining on his contract at Tottenham, but he has recently suggested that he could leave depending on the outcome of transfer talks with chairman Daniel Levy.

It would be a hammer blow for Tottenham if they lost Pochettino as he fits perfectly with what the club need right now.

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"I think he has half an incline of that, I wouldn't be surprised if he's heard something and that's why he's throwing all this stuff out - I need that and this". In this type of situation, with a club with our unbelievable fans, being courageous is the most important, and to take risks.

Asked if he will be Tottenham manager at the start of next season, Pochettino added: "In football you never know".

"I think it's a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again".

"It's out of my hands, it's not my decision, to be here or not".

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