After being appointed as Chelsea’s new manager, Mauricio Pochettino wasted no time in making his initial additions to the club.
The Argentine will officially take charge of the Blues on July 1, having signed a two-year contract with the option for a further 12 months at Stamford Bridge.
On Monday, Chelsea confirmed Pochettino’s appointment along with the signing of four members of his backroom staff.
One of Pochettino’s long-term associates, Jesus Perez, will join as assistant coach.
Perez has worked closely with Pochettino since their time together at Espanyol over a decade ago.
Additionally, Argentine coach Miguel d’Agostino, who has followed Pochettino throughout his previous managerial positions, will also join Chelsea’s coaching staff.
During the early 1990s, the former defender had the opportunity to play alongside Mauricio Pochettino at Newell’s Old Boys.
Their professional paths crossed once again at Espanyol, where they reunited for scouting work, leading the ex-defender to become a regular part of Pochettino’s coaching setup.
Joining the Chelsea staff as the goalkeeping coach is Toni Jimenez, who shares a longstanding alliance with Pochettino and was also a former teammate at Espanyol.
The fourth member confirmed by Chelsea is Sebastiano Pochettino, the 28-year-old son of manager Mauricio.
Sebastiano initially collaborated with his father at Tottenham in the sports science department and later served as a fitness coach during Mauricio’s tenure at Paris Saint-Germain.