Former Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino could make Stamford Bridge return as 'talks held'

Mauricio Pochettino
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Former Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino could be in line for a quick return to Premier League management - and Stamford Bridge - with his representatives reportedly holding talks with Manchester United.

The Argentine left Chelsea by mutual consent last week, despite leading the team to European qualification just a matter of days before. The Blues are now in the process of appointing a successor with the club having a shortlist of four candidates.

One of those options is Brentford manager Thomas Frank, who has impressed with the job he has done at the Gtech Community Stadium. But it seems that Chelsea now have competition from United for the Dane.

According to the Telegraph , Man United have 'held talks' with the representatives of both Frank and Pochettino over possibly taking over from Erik ten Hag. The Red Devils are now facing a decision over the future of the Dutchman after he led the club to an FA Cup final victory over Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

Ahead of the game, it was reported that the club had decided to make a change. It is now said that the club chiefs are to hold a season review where a final decision over Ten Hag’s future will be made.

Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna is another manager on Chelsea’s list. He is also said to have held talks with bosses at Old Trafford over a possible return with the 38-year-old having previously worked at the club as assistant manager to Old Gunnar Solskjaer.

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The other two names on Chelsea’s list are former Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi and Leicester City manager Enzo Maresca. De Zerbi left Brighton at the end of the Premier League season, while Maresca will be starting preparations for life back in the top division having led the Foxes to the Championship title in his first full season in management.