Mauricio Pochettino, the Argentine manager, is set to make a comeback to the Premier League, with Chelsea confirming his start date. Following an extensive selection process, the Blues have chosen Pochettino as their next permanent manager, succeeding Graham Potter. According to reports, Pochettino will officially take charge of Chelsea on July 1st, after signing a three-year deal with the club. However, before his Chelsea duties begin, Pochettino will manage the World XI team in the Soccer Aid UNICEF charity match against England on June 11th.
Official Start Date and Backroom Staff:
Pochettino’s tenure as Chelsea manager will commence on July 1st, marking his return to the Premier League. The former Tottenham manager is expected to travel from Barcelona to London this week to finalize the formalities and sign his contract. His coaching staff at Chelsea will include assistant manager and head of conditioning Jesus Perez, first-team coach Miguel D’Agostino, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez, and his son Sebastiano, who serves as a sports scientist.
Participation in Soccer Aid UNICEF Charity Match:
Ahead of officially joining Chelsea, Pochettino will take charge of the World XI team in the Soccer Aid UNICEF charity match against England at Old Trafford on June 11th. Expressing his excitement, Pochettino stated his pleasure in being part of a significant cultural event that raises funds for Unicef. He also expressed his fondness for English football stadiums and the passionate atmosphere created by the fans.
Management of Star-Studded World XI:
During the Soccer Aid match, Pochettino will lead a team comprising notable stars, including his former Argentina teammates Gabriel Batistuta and Hernan Crespo, sprint legend Usain Bolt, football icons Francesco Totti and Patrice Evra, as well as Nani.
Mauricio Pochettino’s return to the Premier League as Chelsea’s new manager has been eagerly anticipated, with his start date now confirmed for July 1st. Before taking charge at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino will manage the World XI team in the Soccer Aid UNICEF charity match. Chelsea fans and football enthusiasts alike are excited to see how Pochettino’s managerial expertise will shape the club’s future endeavors.