Chelsea are interested in appointing Mauricio Pochettino as their manager in the summer, according to The Sunday Times.
Pochettino is in charge of Tottenham Hotspur at the moment and has a contract until June 2019.
Guus Hiddink in the current manager of Chelsea, but the Dutchman’s contract runs out at the end of the season.
According to The Sunday Times, the London outfit made an approach to Pochettino’s representatives last month and were encouraged by the discussions.
“The Sunday Times has been informed that Chelsea officials approached representatives of the Tottenham Hotspur manager towards the end of last month to discuss the possibility of him filling the vacant position,” states the report.
“While Pochettino holds reservations about the scale of restructuring work required at Stamford Bridge, the champions are understood to have been encouraged by the discussions.”
Blow for Tottenham Hotspur?
Pochettino is one of the best young managers in Europe, and losing him to a Premier League rival would be a massive blow to Tottenham.
The Argentine has done a remarkable job at White Hart Lane and could even win the Premier League title this season.
The 44-year-old has built a squad in his own image at Spurs, and it could leave club chairman Daniel Levy with the hard task of finding a successor with similar ideas.