Gary Neville Tells Boehly Who He Thinks Should Be Chelsea’s Next Manager. Gary Neville thinks Todd Boehly should choose Mauricio Pochettino to be the next Chelsea manager.
Graham Potter was fired as manager of Chelsea on Sunday, just seven months after being named as Thomas Tuchel’s replacement by the club’s chairman and co-owner.
The bad run of results that led to his decision persisted even after spending an alleged €329.5 million on eight young players in January, including Mykhaylo Mudryk and Enzo Fernandez.
“Based on what Boehly has said, Chelsea have done their spending for the next three years – apart from signing a center forward,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“If they appoint [Zinedine] Zidane, [Luis] Enrique or Diego Simeone, they’re going to want to have another £300m. They won’t like some of the players they’ve previously signed.
“They’ve got to appoint a manager who is going to inherit and like the squad that they’ve got, a lot of them are young, and I think that man is Mauricio Pochettino.”
Pochettino previously managed Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League from 2013 to 2019. He guided the latter to four consecutive top-four finishes and the 2019 Champions League final. The 51-year-old Argentine is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain last summer.