From Pochettino to Enzo Maresca. 11 reasons why it’s a risky move for Chelsea

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The new Chelsea owners decided to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season.

Chelsea are now in search of a new manager and latest report claims that the Blues are close to appointing Enzo Maresca as the new manager, after he guided Leicester City back to the Premier League from the Championship.

Enzo Maresca is by no means a high-profile manager, and we’ve seen Todd Boehly and Co flop with their appointment after they fired the more experienced Thomas Tuchel to appoint Graham Potter.

Transitioning from Mauricio Pochettino to Enzo Maresca as Chelsea’s manager can be seen as risky for several reasons:

Lack of Experience at the Top Level: Maresca, although experienced as a player and an assistant coach, lacks experience managing at the highest levels of European football compared to Pochettino. This could be a significant risk given Chelsea’s ambitions.

Unfamiliarity with the Premier League: While Maresca has had coaching stints in various countries, he hasn’t managed in the Premier League – probably the most competitive league in the world. Adapting to its unique demands can be challenging.