4 Managers Who Have Managed Both Chelsea and Spurs As Pochettino Joins List

4 Managers Who Have Managed Both Chelsea and Spurs As Pochettino Joins List

Fred Kennedy
May 30, 2023 at 2:59 PM
  • Mauricio Pochettino will become the fifth manager to coach both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur
  • The Argentine recently penned a two-year contract with the Blues as successor to Graham Potter
  • Jose Mourinho is the other tactician who has previously swapped west London for north London

Mauricio Pochettino has become the latest manager to manage both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

Given the rivalry between the two London clubs, it is not often managers trade the Blues for Spurs or vice versa.

However, Pochettino recently disregarded the rivalry and accepted the position at the helm of Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago. Photo by David Ramos.
Mauricio Pochettino reacts during the UEFA Champions League match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at Estadio Santiago. Photo by David Ramos.
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The Argentine was officially confirmed as the Blues' permanent boss on Monday, May 29, succeeding Graham Potter, who was sacked back in February.

According to Sky Sports, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss penned a two-year contract at Stamford Bridge, with an option to extend it by another year.

Poch's decision to take charge at Chelsea came more than four years after he was sacked by Tottenham. The 51-year-old spent more than five years at the helm of affairs of the north London club between 2014 and 2019.

He is now the fifth manager to manage both Tottenham and Chelsea.

Who are the other four? Sports Brief takes a deeper look.

4. Glenn Hoddle

The Tottenham legend enjoyed an illustrious career as a player with the north London club before he joined Chelsea in his sunset years.

He went on to transition into football management, initially starting out at Swindon Town. He later became Chelsea's player-manager between 1993 and 1996 when he landed the England job.

Hoddle would later take charge at Tottenham between 2001 and 2003.

3. Andre Villas-Boas

According to Daily Star, Andre Villas-Boas had been touted as the next Jose Mourinho after he completed a historic treble with Porto in 2011.

His exploits with the Portuguese club saw Chelsea splash a world-record €15 million fee to activate his release clause to secure his services on a three-year deal.

However, his stint with the Blues was short-lived, as he was sacked after just a year. Tottenham handed him a lifeline when they appointed him their next manager in 2012.

2. Antonio Conte

Chelsea handed Antonio Conte his Premier League debut as a manager in 2016. He landed the Stamford Bridge role after he had enjoyed significant success with Italy and Juventus.

While the Blues sacked him in 2018, Tottenham were quick to bring him back to the English top flight in 2021.

However, the Italian was recently shown the door at the north London club and is now without a job.

1. Jose Mourinho

Mourinho enjoyed two successful stints with Chelsea, with his last coming in 2015. Manchester United went on to snap him up before they also showed him the door in 2018.

Tottenham became his third Premier League club to manage in 2019, and he spent close to three years with them.

Pochettino approves first Chelsea signing

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Pochettino okaying Chelsea's signing pursuit of a Sporting Lisbon star.

Manuel Ugarte is wanted at Stamford Bridge to partner with Enzo Fernandez in the central midfield area.

Pochettino has been charged with the responsibility of undertaking a major rebuild at the west Londoners.

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