A nightmare for Tottenham supporters! Winners & losers as Chelsea hire Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager
So, now we know. The circus at Stamford Bridge is set for a new ringmaster - and it's a familiar face. Mauricio Pochettino is back in the Premier League with Chelsea.
Of course, the Argentine's only honours came in France, where he led Paris Saint-Germain to a Ligue 1 title, as well as the Coupe de France and the Trophee des Champions, during his brief spell in charge. However, he is highly regarded in England, having somehow led Tottenham to a Champions League final despite operating on a shoestring budget for the majority of his time in north London.
Money won't be an object at Chelsea, whose owners have spent more than £500 million since taking over last year, but bringing order to the chaos currently engulfing the club certainly won't be easy. Pochettino is undeniably a good coach, but so too was Graham Potter. And Thomas Tuchel before him. So, there are no guarantees that a return to England will see Pochettino restore his reputation as one of the game's best managers.
His arrival, though, certainly seems like good news for some, but a dreadful development for others. GOAL runs through the winners and losers of Chelsea's decision to hire Pochettino...