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Pochettino promises to turn things around at Chelsea

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (AP) – It’s fair to say things have not gone to plan for Todd Boehly at Chelsea.

Mauricio Pochettino is promising to change all that.

The Premier League club’s new manager officially got down to work on Monday and in his first day gave a glimpse of the ambition that likely convinced Boehly he was the man to turn Chelsea’s fortunes around.

“In the last 10, 12, 15 years, Chelsea is the greatest team in England. I know very well the Premier League and what the culture of Chelsea means,” Pochettino said.

Pochettino is already Boehly’s third managerial appointment. Champions League-winning manager Thomas Tuchel was fired within weeks of the start of last season and replaced with Graham Potter, who was then shown the door seven months into a five-year contract.

Interim boss Frank Lampard saw out the end of a miserable campaign.

All that, despite Boehly and Clearlake overseeing a spectacular transfer spend of around USD630 million on new players.

Notably, Pochettino said there would be more arrivals this off-season, following the signings of forwards Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson.

“The objective is to win because football is about winning. We will have good times, create good relationships, but the most important thing in the end is to win,” he said.