Mauricio Pochettino is completely taken with Manuel Ugarte.
Chelsea have had a tough time of it this season. They spent over £800m in the summer and winter transfer windows alone to strengthen their squad and made the bold decision to change managers twice during the season, but it didn’t pay off. They were eliminated from all cup competitions and failed to qualify for European competition, finishing 12th in the league. It was their worst league finish since finishing 10th in the 2015-16 season. 메이저사이트
A new manager was brought in to fix the broken team. Pochettino is the man in charge. Chelsea announced on their website on the 29th of last month that “Pochettino will lead Chelsea from the 2023-24 season. He will officially start on 1 July 2023. The contract is for a period of two years, with an option to extend for a further year.”
He’s a very capable manager. After a somewhat disappointing spell in charge of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Mourinho has shown his ‘mastermind’ qualities at Tottenham Hotspur. He developed the likes of Son Heung-min, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen, and Dele Alli into world-class players, finishing second in the league and runner-up in the UEFA Champions League (UCL). The best finish in the club’s history.
Chelsea have high hopes for Pochettino. Pochettino also has a lot on his plate. As well as sorting out the club”s situation, he also has to manage an enlarged squad.
While a number of players have been linked with departures, a new signing has also been revealed. The main one is Sporting”s Ugarte. The Uruguayan defensive midfielder has been an integral part of Sporting’s defence this season, making 47 appearances.
Pochettino was serious about signing Ugarte. According to British outlet Football Insider, he personally called Ugarte and spoke to him about joining the club.
He also promised him a pay rise. “Chelsea will offer 3.5 million euros (about 2.8 billion won) in salary, higher than the first offer of 2 million euros (about 4.9 billion won),” English media outlet Football London quoted Portuguese outlet Hecord as saying.
However, the signing is unlikely to be easy. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are also after him. “PSG will offer Ugarte a salary of €5 million (about KRW 7 billion),” Hecord reported.