Mauricio Pochettino has revealed the deadline he has been set by Chelsea's owners to achieve success at Stamford Bridge. The Blues currently sit 15th in the Premier League after suffering their worst start to a season after the opening six games since 1978/79 — when they finished bottom of the table and were relegated.
Pochettino is looking to do what Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter and Frank Lampard couldn't at Stamford Bridge under the new ownership. Chelsea have hopes of reaching the top four and returning to the Champions League — but the club are still struggling to pick up positive results.
The Blues have spent over £1billion on new signings since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completed a £4billion takeover at Stamford Bridge. Many of these new signings have struggled to settle into the club and produce the performances expected of them — seeing the team suffer as a result.
Pochettino has reiterated the need for patience amongst supporters as he tries to rebuild the culture at the club and form an identity fans can get on board with. The sheer number of new signings has made it hard for Pochettino to form relationships in his squad with many players being brought in from foreign leagues — adding to the task of adapting to the English top flight.
When quizzed about how long the Chelsea project will take, Pochettino laughed as he replied: «Two years. I understand because the owners and the sporting director, when they explained.»
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