Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear he wants to be Chelsea boss should results not improve under Graham Potter, according to Football Insider.
Pochettino is currently without a job after he was sacked by French giants Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and he is reportedly keen on returning to management.
The report adds that Pochettino is pushing for the Chelsea job behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea owner Boehly considered Pochettino for the Chelsea job once it became apparent that Thomas Tuchel would be leaving before he opted for Potter.
Potter’s impressive results and the progress achieved at the AMEX caught the eye of Boehly but he is yet to replicate his success at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking just last month, Pochettino also made clear his desire to return to management.
“I am still so young!” Pochettino said on the BBC’s World Cup coverage.
“After Paris, we decide to wait until after the World Cup. Paris was a tough experience, a great experience, but tough. And you need to process every single thing (when making a decision).
He added: “I have a lot of respect for professionals and it’s hard for me to sell myself. That’s work for you. That routine that is generated when you are at work is created as a result of the adrenaline of day to day. You miss it.
“Now what we do is get together, zoom, eat with the family. Then we talk about the great debates that we generate. That is missed. But at the same time we do things that when you are immersed in the battle of work we cannot do. Being with family heals a lot.”