Mauricio Pochettino will fly in from Spain to finalize the contract that would see him become Chelsea’s new manager.
The Argentine is likely to sign a three-year contract to replace current temporary manager Frank Lampard.
Pochettino is now in Spain. He will go to London in the coming days to complete the necessary paperwork for his new position.
The 51-year-old wrote his own contract and is awaiting approval from his attorney before signing the paperwork.
It is rumour that the former Tottenham manager would seek conversations with Lampard before formally taking over the post at the conclusion of the season, though no preparation meetings have taken place.
Pochettino would want to add a new goalkeeper, center midfielder, and striker to his squad.
However, it can be understood that the club wants to trim its overly large roster in order to adhere to FFP regulations. Similarly, also to make the group easier for Pochettino to manage.
Mauricio Pochettino to pen 3 years deal as Manager with Chelsea
Pochettino does not plan to make any specific demands. But he will make a number of recommendations to the club’s management and recruitment staff on how he thinks the team can best use the transfer window to ensure the squad is as strong as possible.
He used a similar strategy at Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain.
Mason Mount, who is out of contract at the end of next season, is a big fan of Pochettino. One of his suggestions is that the club provide the England international new contract to retain him at Stamford Bridge.
Some of Pochettino’s planning ideas are already under discussion with Chelsea FC. Reports indicate that Joe Shields, the co-director of recruiting and talent, has been instrumental in restructuring the squad in front of the South American’s arrival.