THE BALL – Pochettino favorite on the list and also Guardiola’s ‘heir’ (Chelsea)

Argentine Mauricio Pochettino has entered the list of candidates for new Chelsea manager.

Sky Sports reported that club officials have already had conversations with the former coach of Tottenham and PSG, after the hypothesis of Julian Nagelsmann fell, who did not like the dragging of conversations and the club wanting to hear more options.

The 51-year-old coach has been free on the market since leaving PSG at the end of last season. Sky reports that there have already been two meetings and Pochettino impressed.

Another of the names that entered the list – and a third that is not named – was Belgian Vincent Kompany, a former Manchester City player, and who has been touted as Pep Guardiola’s successor at Etihad.

Chelsea sacked Graham Potter earlier this month and named Frank Lampard on a caretaker basis until the end of the season. The team was however eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Champions League and is no longer in any of the domestic cups, so it remains to try to improve the classification in the Premier League: currently the blues are in 11th place with 39 points, far from the vacancies for European competitions.