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Chelsea might finish their Pochettino nightmare by hiring Guardiola 2.0

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It has been a slightly dismal season for Chelsea Soccer Membership this 12 months, as their Premier League type has seemed as unhealthy as ever.

The summer season of huge spending and the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino has didn’t lead to any actual enhancements, and now it feels prefer it might be only a matter of time till the Argentine is out of the job.

The Blues could also be underneath totally different possession as of late, however Todd Boehly and Co made it abundantly clear that they had been comfortable to sack managers final season.

However that raises the query: Who might take his place?

The newest on Chelsea’s seek for a brand new supervisor

Discontent amongst sure sections of the Chelsea fan base has been effervescent underneath the floor for a lot of the marketing campaign, as must be anticipated when hiring a former Tottenham Hotspur coach. Nonetheless, in current months, that discontent has seemingly swept via match-going followers.

Chelsea’s final ten everlasting managers

Supervisor

Tenure

Mauricio Pochettino

2023 – tbc

Frank Lampard

2023 – 2023

Graham Potter

2022 – 2023

Thomas Tuchel

2021 – 2022

Frank Lampard

2019 – 2021

Maurizio Sarri

2018 – 2019

Antonio Conte

2016 – 2018

Guss Hiddink

2015 – 2016

José Mourinho

2013 – 2015

Rafael Benitez

2012 – 2013

All Information from Chelsea

There have been songs about earlier managers, corresponding to José Mourinho, songs about Roman Abramovich, and songs explicitly critiquing Pochettino from the Stamford Bridge crowd, and it is starting to really feel as if change is inevitable.

So, with that mentioned, it isn’t all that stunning to see a slew of rumours and information tales in current weeks purporting the top of the Argentine’s tenure and linking the Blues with a number of potential replacements, together with the prospect of a staggering return of the ‘particular one.’

Nonetheless, one of many names that has sprung up as a real contender for the job this week is Barcelona boss and legend of the sport Xavi Hernandez.

How Xavi compares to Pochettino

Sure, the person who led the Catalan giants to the La Liga title final season and has seen them attain their first Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 4 years has been touted for a transfer to west London in the summertime.

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The 44-year-old took cost of the European giants in November 2021 following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, and whereas he has loved success on the membership, he is set to step down in the summertime following a disappointing first half of the season this 12 months.

In line with journalist Graeme Bailey, whereas the Blaugrana really feel the membership icon might “be persuaded to remain”, his availability this summer season has alerted a number of Premier League sides, notably Newcastle United and Chelsea.

xavi-barcelona-manager

The potential for hiring a real legend of the sport and one who has gained a league title throughout the final couple of years might show too good a chance to overlook for Boehly and Co, particularly with extremely flattering comparisons from fellow icon Thierry Henry, who mentioned to his former teammate, “I hope you progress on as a result of your mind, to me, has no comparability. The one one who’s up there with you is Pep (Guardiola) when it comes to the way you see the sport.

The hope can be that Xavi might observe within the footsteps of his compatriot, Guardiola, by thriving within the Premier League, with the Manchester Metropolis boss – who started his teaching profession at Camp Nou – having gained 5 league titles throughout the final six seasons, in addition to claiming the treble final time period.

That mentioned, how does the Spaniard’s file stack up towards the person he might be changing at Chelsea?

Xavi vs Mauricio Pochettino

Supervisor

Xavi

Pochettino

Video games

132

39

Wins

83

20

Attracts

23

7

Losses

26

12

Factors per Match

2.06

1.72

All Stats through Sofascore

Properly, when evaluating the pair’s most up-to-date jobs, there isn’t any comparability. The place the previous Spurs man has picked up simply 1.72 factors per sport with Chelsea, the World Cup winner has managed to common 2.06 with Barcelona, and that is considering his poor begin to this season.

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Finally, whereas Pochettino may finally flip issues round at Stamford Bridge, he is too far gone within the eyes of many followers, so if there’s a likelihood to switch him with Xavi, Boely and Co ought to take it.