6 Clubs Mauricio Pochettino Could Join Next After Argentine Manager Quit Chelsea

6 Clubs Mauricio Pochettino Could Join Next After Argentine Manager Quit Chelsea

Fred Kennedy
updated at May 23, 2024 at 8:36 AM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino parted ways with Chelsea by mutual consent this week
  • The Argentine coach spent just one season in charge of the West Londoners
  • Poch is expected to court interest from several European clubs this summer

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Mauricio Pochettino is a jobless man just one season after resuming club football management.

The Argentine was rendered clubless on Tuesday, May 21, after Chelsea parted ways with him.

The Blues cut ties with Pochettino following a mixed run of results, especially in the Premier League.

Pochettino is departing Chelsea after just one season in charge. Photo by Robin Jones.
Pochettino is departing Chelsea after just one season in charge. Photo by Robin Jones.
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While he led the 2021 Champions League winners back to European football following a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, this was not enough to guarantee his job.

According to the Evening Standard, Pochettino quit Chelsea on seemingly amicable terms but cited insurmountable differences with the club owners.

However, his strong finish at the West London club, which saw him lose just one game in his last 15 outings, has greatly improved his chances of landing a new role this summer.

Sports Brief takes a look at the top six clubs that could hire the Argentine.

6 clubs that Pochettino could join next

6. AC Milan

The Serie A giants are among the top European clubs without a manager.

Milan parted ways with Stefano Pioli days before the 2023/24 season ended.

The Rosonneri are desperate to re-establish themselves as a force in Italy and would hope to challenge for the domestic title again.

5. Juventus

Just like AC Milan, Juventus are also currently without a manager.

The Old Lady axed Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season despite securing Champions League football.

While Bologna's Thiago Motta is understood to be a strong favourite to replace Allegri, Poch could also be considered.

4. Tottenham Hotspur

An emotional reunion with Tottenham could be a long shot, especially considering the job Ange Postecoglu has done.

However, as they say, like in politics, anything is undoubtedly possible in football.

3. Barcelona

The Catalan giants are in turmoil.

The club were initially all but set to hire a new manager after Xavi announced he would quit in the summer.

However, the legendary midfielder made a U-turn on the decision and decided to continue at the club.

But this has not quite worked out, with reports claiming that Xavi is not on positive terms with Barca chiefs.

2. Bayern Munich

The Bavarians are the other team currently without a manager following the departure of Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel's imminent exit was long confirmed after it became apparent Bayern could not defend the Bundesliga title.

The German giants have already been rejected by Ralf Rangnick, forcing them to look elsewhere for alternatives.

1. Manchester United

Finally, at Old Trafford, Erik ten Hag is not sitting pretty.

The Dutchman's fate has seemingly been sealed following a poor 2023/24 season that saw them finish eighth.

While nothing has been confirmed yet, Poch's availability could tempt United to get rid of ten Hag.

The Red Devils have been long-term admirers of the Argentine.

Chelsea star appears to slam Poch sacking

In other news, Sports Brief also reported on Nicolas Jackson appearing to slam Chelsea's decision to sack Pochettino.

Jackson took to his Instagram account and shared a picture of himself and the former manager, along with a sequence of emojis.

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