Chelsea have agreed terms with Mauricio Pochettino to become their new head coach next season.

The former Southampton, Tottenham and PSG coach who’s been out of football since departing his role with Paris Saint-Germain in July of last year, will collaborate with Chelsea’s sporting directors and Frank Lampard, who is the interim head coach, before the end of the season.

Pochettino will start his new role as Chelsea’s head coach in the summer, with Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino, Toni Jimenez and son Sebastiano Pochettino to join him at Stamford Bridge as his backroom team. Club coaches will also join his staff.

The 51-year-old, who has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain will be tasked with restoring the fortunes of the London based club.

Pochettino rose to prominence at Espanyol and Southampton before a hugely successful spell with Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham.

He helped Spurs qualify for the top four in four-straight seasons as well as leading them to a first Champions League final in 2019.

He was sacked the following season before taking up the role as head coach with PSG in January 2021.

He won the Coupe de France in May 2021 before claiming the Ligue 1 title the following season.