Mauricio Pochettino has been hired by Chelsea as their new head coach on a two-year contract with an option to extend for an additional year.

The former Tottenham manager will succeed Frank Lampard, who was given the responsibility of leading the Blues through the remainder of the season when Graham Potter was fired.

“Chelsea Football Club is pleased to confirm Mauricio Pochettino will become head coach of the men’s team from the beginning of the 2023/24 season”. the club announced on Monday.

Mauricio Pochettino as Chelsea coach

It continues, “the Argentine will begin his new role on 1 July 2023 on a two-year contract, with a club option of a further year”.

The 51-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain manager will be Chelsea’s fifth coach since the 2022–23 season began.

Thomas Tuchel was in charge at the beginning of the season under Todd Boehly’s leadership, but the German was fired and Graham Potter, who served as manager for just eight months, was brought in.

Frank Lampard left, Graham Potter right

When Potter was fired in April, his assistant Bruno Saltor took over for one match before Frank Lampard was hired as an interim coach for the remainder of the season.

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