Report: Chelsea have made approach to ex-Spurs manager after Tuchel sacking

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Thomas Tuchel
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David Ornstein has reported that Chelsea have made approaches to both Graham Potter and Mauricio Pochettino over their vacant head coach role. 

The Daily Mail also claim that former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is one of the candidates Chelsea have identified to replace Thomas Tuchel as their next head coach.

Tuchel was sacked this morning by Chelsea just hours following the Blues’ 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League season-opener.

The Mail claim that Pochettino, who spent five and a half years at Tottenham before being replaced by Jose Mourinho in November of 2019, is one of the leading candidates to replace the German.

The Argentine is now a free agent after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain this summer, and the report claims that Chelsea officials have already started the process of ascertaining whether he would be open to taking over at Stamford Bridge.

The Mail add that the Blues will speak to the former Spurs boss ‘as a matter of urgency’.

The report explains that the other leading candidate to replace Tuchel is Graham Potter and Sky Sports have reported that Brighton have given Chelsea permission to talk to the Englishman, who will meet with Todd Boehly this afternoon.

Zinedine Zidane is also alleged to be in consideration for the Chelsea hot seat but it is asserted that the former Real Madrid boss would prefer to take over the French national team from Didier Deschamps after the World Cup.

Spurs Web Opinion

One can argue that the least favourable scenario for Spurs and Chelsea’s other Premier League rivals would be Potter getting the job as the Brighton boss will make the Blues a major force.

However, I would much rather see the job go to Potter than Pochettino as I find the thought of the Argentine in a Chelsea kit, very difficult to digest.

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