It has been a season full of mediocrity for Chelsea. The former defending Champions of the Premier League have flopped miserably this campaign, falling as far as fifth in the final league standings, meaning the Blues have also failed to secure Champions League qualification for next season.
This has lead to a series of speculation regarding the fate of head coach Antonio Conte, who is highly expected to be sacked this summer. In fact, Chelsea have already started looking for potential replacements for the Italian mastermind and if reports are to believed, the London giants have identified Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino as the ideal replacement for Antonio Conte.
Even though Chelsea have been linked with a host of high-quality managers throughout the course of this season, including the likes of Luis Enrique, Maurizio Sarri and Carlo Ancelotti, the pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino could be huge for the London giants.
The Argentine gaffer, who has masterminded Tottenham’s incredible rise to prominence, is regarded as one of the best managers in European football.
Since taking over charge at White Hart Lane, in the summer of 2014, Pochettino has done a truly wonderful job with Tottenham, helping them to emerge as one of PL’s best teams in the last few years.
However, that being said, Mauricio Pochettino’s long-term future with Tottenham Hotspur has been a subject of a lot of interest in the past few months, with a few clubs already vying for his signature this summer, including Chelsea.
Pochettino’s arrival at Stamford Bridge, in particular, could prove to be one of the most high-profile managerial switches in recent years, largely due to the amount of technical success the Argentine has had, during his stint with the North London giants.
Highly known for his ability to nurture young talent, a move to Chelsea could be the perfect choice for Pochettino as well. Even though the Blues have struggled throughout the course of this season, the 46-year-old has the know-how to make a huge impact at Stamford Bridge.
During his time with Spurs, the former Southampton boss has had to work on a budget when compared to the rest of the top teams but at Chelsea, the Argentinian will have the privilege and freedom to go out and fight for the player he needs.
Furthermore, the fact that Chelsea don’t have the ‘distraction’ of Champions League action next season makes it easier for Pochettino to start building from scratch with no pressure of having to perform well in the highly coveted tournament.
Although it’s very unlikely that he may leave Tottenham in order to move to Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino is by far the best managerial option the Blues could ever hope for and it would be exciting to see whether or not they will be able to make a serious move for the Argentine mastermind this summer.