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Sam Hill

Mauricio Pochettino first Chelsea signing revealed and it's not Christopher Nkunku

Mauricio Pochettino was confirmed as Chelsea's new manager on Monday afternoon. The Argentine signed a two-year contract, with the option of a further year, as he prepares to officially start his new role on July 1.

Todd Boehly and co. are keen to support Pochettino and create the best working environment possible for the 51-year-old to be successful. The Blues have seen plenty of changes to their backroom staff and hierarchy in the last 12 months after Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaia left the club following Boehly's arrival at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea will be hoping for a more stable and successful season under Pochettino despite a number of senior players at risk of being sold given the current size of the squad. understands Christopher Nkunku is set to become the Blues' first signing of the summer transfer window after he signed a pre-contract agreement with the club last year.

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Chelsea are set to activate Nkunku's £52million release clause this summer as he prepares to make his final appearance for RB Leipzig - taking on Eintracht Frankfurt in the DFB-Pokal final this weekend. The 25-year-old won the Bundesliga Golden Boot award despite missing two months of the season through injury and Pochettino will hope Nkunku can solve the west Londoners' goalscoring problems. also understands that the Frenchman is keen on a move to Stamford Bridge and he was impressed with how the Blues managed his transfer. However, he may not be Pochettino's first 'signing' at Chelsea.

A report from the Telegraph has detailed that the Blues are in talks to appoint Andy Cousins as part of the club’s scouting and recruitment team. Cousins has previously worked at Stoke City and Manchester City, but could be set for a new role with Chelsea ahead of a crucial summer transfer window for Pochettino and Boehly.

The new manager will be joined by his coaching staff including assistant Jesus Perez, Miguel d'Agostino, Toni Jimenez and Sebastiano Pochettino. The Blues are being proactive in putting plans into place for the upcoming season just days after their disappointing 2022/23 campaign came to an end.


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