Mauricio Pochettino wants to restore joy: Mauricio Pochettino, the new Chelsea manager, wants to bring joy back to Stamford Bridge and win in style.
The Argentine started his new job at the beginning of July and comes to west London during a difficult period for the club.
Last season, the Blues ended 12th in the Premier League under four different managers, all of whom struggled to integrate over £600 million in new recruits.
Pochettino, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager, has been tasked with restoring form and results and is eager for the assignment.
“I know very well that Chelsea is one of the greatest clubs in the world,” he stated in a social media interview with his new club.
Mauricio Pochettino wants to restore joy
“Of course, it was simple for us (Pochettino and his backroom team) to decide to relocate here.
“I think it’s exciting for us, and of course, what we want is to bring joy back to this great football club by working hard and playing in a way that the fans can enjoy football.”
Pochettino has yet to win a trophy as a manager in England, but he did win the Ligue 1 title with Paris Saint-Germain in 2022 before being fired a few weeks later.
“The history of Chelsea is to win,” stated the 51-year-old.
“But it’s also important in terms of how we’ll build on our victories – I think Chelsea has been the best team in England for the last 10, 12, 15 years.”
“I am very familiar with the Premier League, as well as what Chelsea represents and the culture of Chelsea.”
“Our fans are thrilled to be back on the road to victory, and we, of course, are thrilled to be working with such a young team.”
Chelsea have added attackers Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku to Pochettino’s firepower this summer, making it another summer of change on the pitch.
They have also lost a slew of players, including Kalidou Koulibaly, Mateo Kovacic, Edouard Mendy, Kai Havertz, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Mason Mount is on the verge of joining Manchester United.