The new boss of Chelsea, Mauricio Pochettino, says that the team must “deliver from day one.”
The 51-year-old former Tottenham manager has taken over at Stamford Bridge on a two-year contract with a third-year option.
The 2022-23 season for Chelsea was terrible. They had three managers and ended 12th in the league.
“From now on, it’s about delivering,” Pochettino said when he was introduced. “We can’t tell the people that something will take six months to make.”
At his first news conference at Stamford Bridge, he said, “I had a really good talk with the owners.” They are smart, and I like them. I don’t need to ask for power as a teacher.
“The most important thing I need to show them is that they can trust me, and that the players and fans can trust my decisions and how we work.”
From 2014 to 2019, Mauricio Pochettino was in charge of Tottenham, a rival team.
After Tottenham fired Antonio Conte in March, there were rumors that Pochettino would go back there, but he ended up joining their London rivals instead.
After being in charge of Espanyol for a while, he was in charge of Southampton for 16 months. From 2014 to 2019, he was in charge of Spurs.
During an in-house interview, he called Chelsea “the greatest team in England” over the past 10 to 15 years, which angered many of his old fans.
Last year, Manchester City won the Champions League, the Premier League, and the FA Cup. Pochettino said his team needs to “believe” they can fight if they want to do well.
He said, “I’d like to congratulate Pep [Guardiola] on what he’s done with Manchester City.” “It’s amazing to see how a manager’s tools can help a team become so stable.
“Chelsea has done something similar in the last 10, 12, or 15 years. Now, we need to believe that we can also make great things and that we can fight with Manchester City.
“My goal is to win, that’s my goal. Our style, attitude, and way of life is to play well. In a club like Chelsea, you will have a hard time if you don’t win.
“With the guys we have and the way we’re playing, I think. It’s about being competitive and wanting to win. And pass this excitement on to our friends. It’s hard to bring everyone together, but if we all work together in the Premier League, we can be close to winning again.”
“Right from the start, we need to do our best.”
After getting rid of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter earlier this season, Chelsea hired Pochettino as their sixth regular manager in five years. Until the end of the season, Frank Lampard was in charge until the end of the season.
He is also the fourth manager since new owner Todd Boehly took over at Stamford Bridge in July of last year.
Chelsea’s team is also changing. They have spent more than £550 million on new players, and nine have left this summer. Kai Havertz went to Arsenal, Mason Mount went to Manchester United, and leader Cesar Azpilicueta went to Atletico Madrid.
Pochettino said, “I don’t think about how many problems there are or which one is the hardest. Getting a fair team is the most important thing.
“The plan was to cut down on the number of players and then make the training ground more fun. I’m not letting the players waste their time. We have to do our best right away.
“We’ll have a team that can get the job done.”