According to Dutch outlet, AD, Mauricio Pochettino may not have been Todd Boehly’s first choice-candidate for the Chelsea job after Graham Potter was fired.
The likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique were all linked with the Chelsea job, but AD is now claiming that there was another candidate, who was in fact, preferred by the owners of the club.
Feyenoord boss, Arne Slot was reportedly in discussions with Boehly about managing Chelsea ahead of the 2023-24 campaign, with the American even flying him into London with a private jet for an interview.
The discussions didn’t yield the desired result, however, as Slot opted to stay in the Dutch league, and Boehly had to settle for Pochettino.
It is also claimed that Slot, who led Feyenoord to their first Eredivisie title in six years last season, could yet be called up to take over from Pochettino if the Argentine is sacked in the future.