Within the search for the next Chelsea coach, three names are identified to replace Mauricio Pochettino

Months of speculation finally ended on Tuesday night when Chelsea issued a statement to confirm the departure of Mauricio Pochettino as head coach of the club.

The decision, understood to be mutually agreed upon, comes after the Argentine led Chelsea to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League season in what was an eventful debut campaign at Stamford Bridge. The Blues finished the season brilliantly, winning their last five league games and signs of clear progress finally began to arrive.

However, that was not enough to keep Pochettino in his position. The infamous end-of-season review ended on Tuesday. football.london understands and a mutual decision was made for the coach to leave. It is understood that Pochettino and his coaching staff hold no ill will towards the club despite parting ways less than 12 months into his reign.

The search for a new head coach will take place now, but Chelsea have already done some groundwork in that department. Among the candidates is Sebastian Hoeness, the 42-year-old German coach of VfB Stuttgart.

football.london He understands that some people at Chelsea are big fans of Hoeness’s style of play, which has been compared to that of his German compatriot Hansi Flick. Hoeness likes his team to counterattack and plays with an extremely high backline to help with this.

He led Stuttgart to an incredible second place in the Bundesliga in the recently concluded 2023/24 season. The German side scored 78 goals in the 38 games of the league season, demonstrating Hoeness’s attacking style of football, although they conceded six fewer than Bayern Munich, who finished one place below them.

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