Breaking: Chelsea agree terms with Mauricio Pochettino to become new head coach - sources
Chelsea have agreed terms with Mauricio Pochettino to become the club's new coach, sources told ESPN.
A contract is yet to be signed but that is now considered a formality with an official announcement expected in the coming days.
Caretaker boss Frank Lampard is set to remain in charge with Pochettino taking over at the end of the season.
Pochettino's backroom staff is expected to include his long-time assistant, Jesus Perez, plus first-team coach Miguel D'Agostino, goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez and his sports scientist son, Sebastiano.
Although Pochettino, 51, will not formally begin work for several weeks, he is expected to discuss summer transfer targets with co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali ahead of what is likely to be a busy window at Stamford Bridge.
The club need to offload multiple players given there are 31 members of the first-team squad excluding those set to return to London from loan spells.
Sources have told ESPN that Pochettino will be involved in identifying players deemed surplus to requirements.
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