Forget Pochettino – Why this Spaniard will be a perfect fit for the Chelsea job

Mauricio Pochettino has snubbed a Chelsea move but Luis Enrique remains an achievable option.


Chelsea might have conquered epitome of success in recent years but struggled to attain stability which led to managerial alterations time and again.

Antonio Conte, the current Blues boss, might also expect an inevitable dismissal irrespective of the outcome of weekend’s FA Cup final encounter versus Manchester United. The Italian guided them to win the league title last term but failed to grab a ‘top four’ finish, thus, could not secure a place in the prestigious Champions League football. The management, therefore, is weighing up his alternatives and has reportedly sighted Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as the next Chelsea boss.

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The young Argentine joined the North Londoners back in 2014 and did a stupendous job with three back-to-back ‘top three’ finishes. Despite budget constraints and strict wage structure, Pochettino competed on par with the league giants and led Spurs to qualify for their third successive Champions League campaign. The offer of managing the Blues is enticing, but he has reportedly turned down the opportunity and opted to extend his stint with Tottenham Hotspur for yet another campaign.

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Maurizio Sarri, the in-demand Napoli boss is also set to stay in Naples, therefore, paved the way for Luis Enrique, the former Barcelona boss, who is now ready to return to management once again after a one-year sabbatical. The Spaniard achieved enormous success during his three-year spell at Camp Nou where he won La Liga twice, one Champions League glory along with various other cup titles. Although he will have certain demands to make sure his grasp on club’s transfer policy, Roman Abramovich, the Blues owner must meet the same to land him at Stamford Bridge. Enrique’s presence will strengthen Chelsea’s hold in the market despite only making it to the Europa League – an inferior European event low-key to Europe’s big guns.