Celtic manager Angie Postecoglu has been linked with Chelsea.
The British ‘Guardian’ said on the 22nd (Korean time), “Currently, Chelsea’s next manager is leaning towards Mauricio Pochettino. are looking for it,” he said.
Chelsea sacked manager Graham Porter earlier this month. Manager Porter was also the manager who took the baton in place of manager Thomas Tuchel at the beginning of this season. However, except for the early part of his tenure, he achieved less than expected results. In particular, public opinion on hardship intensified as he recorded only one win in 11 official games until February this year. 토토사이트
First of all, Chelsea appointed manager Frank Lampard as interim head coach. His contract is until the end of this season. And he’s working on bringing in a full-time director. Director Julian Nagelsmann, who was recently sacked from Bayern Munich, and Luis Enrique, who served as coach of Barcelona and the Spanish national team, were mentioned as candidates.
However, Nagelsmann seems to have been excluded from the current nomination line. Instead, Pochettino came to mind. Reporter Nathan Gising, who is well versed in Chelsea news, said, “Director Pochettino has long been admired by Chelsea, and even when Tuchel left, he was mentioned as a successor. Coach Pochettino also likes Chelsea.”
In the midst of this, the name of director Postecoglu appeared. Postecoglu has been leading Celtic since 2021. The impact was great. In his first season in office, he won the Premiership and the League Cup and achieved a double (two crowns). In particular, it received favorable reviews for regaining the league championship trophy lost to rival Rangers in the 2020-21 season.
This season, too, is likely to win the Premiership. Currently, Celtic is leading the league with 92 points, having completed all 33 rounds of the regular season. The difference between the 2nd place Rangers is 13 points. If the current pace is maintained, a two-game losing streak is possible.
However, ‘Guardian’ cited Postecoglu’s lack of experience in the European big leagues as a variable. In fact, he worked primarily in Asia before leading Celtic. Right before going to Celtic, he was Japan’s manager of Yokohama Marinos, and is familiar with Australian soccer, including the Australian national soccer team and Melbourne Victory.