According to the Sunday Times, Chelsea have added Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino to their shortlist of possible long-term successors to Jose Mourinho.
Reportedly, the Blues officials approached representatives of Pochettino towards the end of last month to discuss the possibility of him filling the vacant position. The Argentine tactician has emerged as one of the most sought-after managers in European football after guiding Spurs to an unprecedented place at the top of the Premier League table this season – challenging for the title.
The Sunday Times suggest that Chelsea have met with representatives of the Spurs boss and are encouraged by the positive talks, but reportedly Pochettino doesn’t have an agent, or representative, or anybody else who does business on his behalf.
Tottenham will play in the Champions League next term and it’s less likely Mauricio to leave the club where he has built his success. Also, it’s believed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to extend the coach’s current contract.
The former Southampton boss already admitted that he’s ‘very happy’ at White Hart Lane and when asked about Chelsea’s interest, he said: ‘We are supposed to receive the rumours. But I don’t care about that.”