Chelsea has confirmed the signing of Mauricio Pochettino as the club’s new manager. According to Chelsea Pochettino signed an initial two-year deal that also includes a club option of an additional one year. In a Twitter post, the club said it welcomes the new manager to the club. Pochettino’s return to English football has been an open secret for several weeks and the appointment has now been ratified. He has spent the start of the week at his base in Spain, but will now begin work on preparing the team for next season. The Argentine – who has been out of work since being sacked by PSG last summer – emerged as the frontrunner for the job after Julian Nagelsmann dropped out of the running and has impressed owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali. He will become their fourth manager since they took control of the club.