Mauricio Pochettino: Three new Chelsea arrivals agreed as contracts signed - sources
Mauricio Pochettino has agreed to be the new Chelsea manager and will start in June, sources have told Football Insider.
The 51-year-old has told his family that he has verbally accepted the Blues’ offer to become their next permanent manager.
The deal is in the final stages as the London club put together contracts to be checked and signed before the appointment is made.
Pochettino will be joined at Stamford Bridge by his former Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain assistants Jesus Perez and Toni Jimenez.
Yesterday (24 April), Football Insider revealed that Chelsea have been involved in advanced talks with the Argentinian and were confident that an agreement was close.
Sources have told this site today (25 April), that an agreement between the two is in place with just the formalities left to follow.
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Chelsea have been on the hunt for a new permanent manager since they sacked Graham Potter at the beginning of April.
Chelsea legend and former manager Frank Lampard was put in interim charge of the club to guide them through to the end of the season.
The Stamford Bridge side had been looking likely to appoint former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann, who was the frontrunner in the race.
But, on 23 April, Football Insider revealed that the club decided not to appoint Nagelsmann due to concerns over his ability to handle big players.
Former Spain boss Luis Enrique was another name tipped to take charge at the Bridge but is also out of the running as they close in on appointing Pochettino.
In other news, Chelsea could now be forced to let star midfielder go.