Manager turns down chance to replace Graham Potter as Chelsea boss

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According to 90min via SportsMole, former Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has rejected the chance to replace Graham Potter as Chelsea boss.

Potter is under pressure as Chelsea boss following a run of just 2 wins in the last 14 games for the Blues.

While Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is believed to be backing the under-fire Englishman, whose contract does not expire until 2027, other members of Chelsea’s hierarchy are not as sold on the Potter project.

As such, Pochettino was contacted to gauge his interest in returning to Premier League management, but the 50-year-old quickly turned down Chelsea’s advances.

Pochettino has been out of management since being sacked by PSG at the end of last season – a decision triggered by the club’s Champions League capitulation at the hands of Real Madrid.

Pochettino won the 2021-22 Ligue 1 title with four games to spare – as well as clinching success in the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions with PSG – but his domestic triumphs were not enough to appease the Parisiens board.

While the Argentine is willing to return to the hotseat of a top European club, he has insisted that any project he oversees must tick all the right boxes, which the Chelsea job did not.