Kieran McKenna (38) has been approached instead of Thomas Tuchel (51).

“Chelsea, who are looking for Mauricio Pochettino’s successor, have not spoken to Thomas Tuchel,” the Telegraph’s Chelsea reporter Matt Law reported on March 23.

Earlier, Germany’s Sky Sports reported on the 22nd that “Thomas Tuchel has spoken to Chelsea and said he wants to return to Stamford Bridge”. However, it seems that Chelsea has not been in contact with Tuchel.

Chelsea officially announced Pochettino’s departure from the club on Feb. 22, saying through the club’s official channels, “The club has decided to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino by mutual consent.”

Chelsea had a difficult 2023-2024 season. After a disappointing finish last season, finishing 12th in the league, 카지노사이트 Chelsea made a big move in the transfer market to rebound in the 2023-2024 season. They hired Mauricio Pochettino to lead them to the top of the table.

Things didn’t go so well.

They struggled, winning just one of their first six league games, and slipped to 12th place midway through the season.

It wasn’t until the end of the season, when Cole Palmer’s goal-scoring form exploded, that Chelsea began to pick up points, eventually finishing the season in sixth place in the league with 63 points.

Pochettino appeared to extend his time at Chelsea.

Chelsea were bold. They chose to part ways with Pochettino. “Pochettino has chosen to part ways with the club by agreement,” the club said, “and on behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we would like to thank him for all his hard work this season.”

The club added: “We would always welcome Pochettino back to Stamford Bridge. We wish him the best of luck for the future,” it added.

Pochettino said: “I would like to thank Chelsea, the owners and the sporting directors for giving me the opportunity to be part of this club’s history. The team is poised to do well in the league and in Europe in the coming years.”

In the immediate search for a new manager

Kieran McKenna, who led Ipswich Town to a second-place finish in the Championship (second tier) in the 2023-2024 season and the club’s first promotion to the Premier League in 22 years, has been linked with the job.

“Chelsea are keen to finalize the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino’s successor quickly,” the UK’s The Guardian reported on March 23, adding that “McKenna is the top candidate and Chelsea have formally communicated their interest to the Ipswich club.”

“In case things go wrong, Chelsea have also been in contact with Leicester City boss Enzo Maresca,” the outlet explained.

“Chelsea made the move shortly after realizing Pochettino was unhappy with the current system at the club. They have been in contact with McKenna’s agent for weeks and believe he would prefer Chelsea to Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United if he wanted a new challenge,” the Guardian said.

“Ipswich are trying to keep hold of McKenna after Chelsea’s approach and will offer him a new contract. 에볼루션 바카라사이트 Brighton also want McKenna to succeed Roberto De Zerbi as manager, but Chelsea are understood to have an easier time finding a replacement.”

The Guardian added: “Nothing has been decided yet. Chelsea are keeping their options open and have been in contact with Maresca. There are those in the club who have been impressed by his tactics and see him as an alternative to McKenna. However, it is not clear if Mahrez has any intention of leaving Leicester,” the source added.

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