Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly turn down approaches from eight clubs since leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
Pochettino has agreed terms to become Chelsea new head coach. With the Argentine traveling to England this week to finalize the details. Before coming to take control of Stamford Bridge this summer
However, since leaving PSG in July last year, the 51-year-old has link with a number of clubs.
Quillem Balague has told BBC Sport that eight clubs have contacted Pochettino as their manager.
Balague said: “He has not lacked any offers since leaving Paris. But no one is as serious as Chelsea, of course in the second round of negotiations with the club.
“He was determined to make sure he made the right choice as his next employer. And at first rejected Boehly’s Chelsea. until he is offer more control.”
“He has approache by Benfica, Athletic Bilbao, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, Sevilla have also approach as well as Villarreal. , Nice and Leeds United”
As their exhaustive and exhausting search for a permanent manager draws to its conclusion. Chelsea’s co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart have found their man: Mauricio Pochettino.
It was unthinkable that the cherished former Tottenham boss would ever take charge of another Premier League club, let alone one of Spurs’ greatest rivals. But the concept of Pochettino taking his seat in the Stamford Bridge dugout is something. That Chelsea and Spurs fans alike will have to get used to, with the Argentine having agreed terms on a long-term deal on Saturday, according to multiple reports. He will take over at the start of summer.
It will divisive appointment in some quarters, given his seemingly unbreakable bond with the Tottenham fanbase (however one-sided that relationship has become). But he is the ideal candidate to guide Chelsea out of the mess they currently find themselves in and on to better things.