Report: What Mauricio Pochettino told Chelsea chiefs about vacant Chelsea job

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Less than two years into his appointment, Thomas Tuchel has been axed as the manager of Chelsea.

It was expected that Tuchel would break Jose Mourinho’s record as the longest-serving Chelsea manager this century, but the German has now been axed 20 months into his tenure.

Brighton boss Graham Potter is the frontrunner to take over from Thomas Tuchel, but Todd Boehly and his team of directors have a list of alternatives as well.

A top candidate on the list is Mauricio Pochettino.

Pochettino previously replaced Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain in 2021 and has been out of work since his sacking in the French capital at the end of last season.

Pochettino spent six years in charge of Chelsea’s rivals Tottenham, and had a fine time there despite not winning a trophy. He reached the Champions League final with Spurs in 2019.

According to The Athletic, Pochettino has said he would ‘be open to the possibility’ of taking the vacant role at Chelsea.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is backing Pochettino to do well at Chelsea.

“You look at the job Graham Potter is doing right now, you think that Pochettino is out of work and might be easier to get into the club,” Carragher told Sky Sports News.

“If you asked me, if I was a Chelsea supporter who I’d like to see manage my club, I would go for Pochettino.”