Chelsea has searched for a new head coach since sacking Graham on April 2; Lampard remains the caretaker manager until the end of the season. The former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been out of work since being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain last summer.
The 51-year-old Argentine, who is set to return to the Premier League after being sacked by Chelsea’s London rivals in November 2019, will take over from the caretaker manager Lampard at the end of the season. Pochettino permanently will succeed Graham, who was dismissed in April after less than seven months in charge. Despite spending some £600 million in the last two transfer windows, Chelsea is in the half of the Premier League and will end the season without any trophy, Thus they will also not play in the European competition, in the next season.
Pochettino has been out of work since being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain last summer after 18 months in charge of the French side, having them to the Ligue 1 title in 2022 and the French Cup the year before.
The ex-Espanyol boss managed Spurs for five years from May 2014 but failed to win a trophy at the north London club. He led them to the 2019 Champions League final, which they lost to Liverpool, and also guided them to the 2015 League Cup final and a second-place finish in the 2016/17 Premier League season, with Chelsea winning both competitions.
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