Mauricio Pochettino Chelsea

The Ex Tottenham and PSG COACH has done the unthinkable by taking over at Stamford Bridge, but it’s a move that makes sense, despite his Spurs love affair

After an exhaustive and exhausting search for a permanent manager, Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart have found their man: Mauricio Pochettino.

It was unthinkable that the cherished former Tottenham boss would ever take charge of another Premier League club, let alone one of Spurs’ greatest rivals, but the concept of Pochettino taking his seat in the Stamford Bridge dugout is something that Chelsea and Spurs fans alike will have to get used to, with the Argentine’s arrival on an initial two-year deal finally being confirmed on Monday.

It will be a divisive appointment in some quarters, given his seemingly unbreakable bond with the Tottenham fanbase (however one-sided that relationship has become), but he is the ideal candidate to guide Chelsea out of the mess they currently find themselves in and on to better things.