Chelsea confirm ex-Spurs boss Poch as next manager
Chelsea have confirmed former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager.
Pochettino, 51, will take over at Stamford Bridge this summer after agreeing to become the third permanent manager of co-owner Todd Boehly's reign.
Co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said in a joint statement: "Mauricio's experience, standards of excellence, leadership qualities and character will serve Chelsea well as we move forward.
"He is a winning coach, who has worked at the highest levels in multiple leagues and languages.
"His ethos, tactical approach and commitment to development all made him the exceptional candidate."
The Blues finished the season with Frank Lampard in the hotseat on a caretaker basis following Graham Potter's dismissal.
Pochettino has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain last July and emerged as a frontrunner for the role after Julian Nagelsmann pulled out of the race.
He was a popular figure at Tottenhan during a five-year reign between 2014 and 2019.
Having been previously rumoured for a return to the North Londoners, the Argentine will now take the helm at their London rivals.
American businessman Boehly will hope Chelsea can enjoy a much more successful 2023-24 campaign under Pochettino, with the Blues finishing a disappointing 12th in the Premier League this term.
The Stamford Bridge club confirmed that Jesus Perez, Miguel d'Agostino, Toni Jimenez will join Poch's backroom staff alongside his son Sebastiano.