980 billion was spent, but 12th…’New Command Tower’ Pochettino plan → Reduction of the squad + Recruitment of goalkeeper and striker

Coach Mauricio Pochettino is expected to reinforce strikers and goalkeepers in the transfer market this summer. 

Chelsea said on the club website on the 29th (Korean time), “Coach Pochettino will lead the Chelsea first team from the 2023-24 season. An extension option is included.”메이저놀이터

Manager Pochettino has experienced the English Premier League (EPL) stage by leading Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. In particular, during his time at Tottenham, he discovered players with potential such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli, and Son Heung-min and raised them to world-class levels, and also turned Tottenham into a team that consistently ranks in the top 4 of the league. 

Pochettino, who led Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), was unemployed until recently. There were rumors of a return to Tottenham, but the move to Chelsea was swift. Chelsea ended the season with interim manager Frank Lampard. The final result was 12th in the league. 

At the beginning of this season, a sudden change was made by sacking manager Thomas Tuchel and appointing manager Graham Porter. The initial flow wasn’t bad. However, Chelsea under manager Porter showed less than expected as time went by.

It was the worst in 2023. In the two months of January and February, he only won 1 win in 11 official games. The massive investment didn’t work either. Chelsea carried out a storm signing to empower manager Porter in the January transfer window. At this time, many new players joined, including Enzo Fernandez, Mihailo Mudriq, Joao Felix and Benoit Badiacil.

But there was no rebound. Eventually, manager Porter was sacked. After entrusting Lampard with interim manager for the rest of the season, Chelsea made a plan to calmly appoint a full-time manager. Among them, coach Pochettino emerged as a strong candidate, and finally an official announcement came out. 

The British ‘Evening Standard’ reported on the news of Pochettino’s appointment and said, “Chelsea spent about 600 million pounds (approximately 984.1 billion won) in transfer funds under the new owner system. .Now Pochettino wants to reduce the bloated squad and bring in new strikers and goalkeepers.” 

Chelsea currently have Kepa Arrizabala and Eduardo Mendy at the goalkeeper position. This season, Kepa played in 29 league games and Mendy digested 10 games (as a substitute in 1 game). Pochettino is said to be looking for a replacement for them. He is also looking for a professional striker. 

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