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The Chelsea job is one of the most demanding positions in world football. A trophy is a necessity every season and sometimes even that is not enough. Just in the 2022/23 season, Chelsea played games under four different managers, and that was after Todd Boehly promised to change the trigger-happy culture cultivated by Roman Abramovich. Therefore, Mauricio Pochettino will need to come in and hit the ground running immediately. Mauricio Pochettino’s trophy cabinet is not that of someone who is a serial winner. However, his teams have always impressed and with the current Chelsea squad, it is likely that he will add to it.

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So, how many titles has the Chelsea manager won so far? Here are all of Mauricio Pochettino’s trophies in his career-

Mauricio Pochettino trophies

French Super Cup- 2020/21

Mauricio Pochettino’s first trophy of his career came just eight days after his appointment was confirmed. His PSG side came up against rivals Marseille in the showpiece event of French football- French Super Cup.

Mauro Icardi and Neymar scored before Dimitri Payet’s late goal woke up the nerves somewhat. However, the Parisians saw through the game and Mauricio Pochettino finally had his first trophy as manager after numerous near misses at Spurs.

French Cup (Coupe de France)- 2020/21

Another title won by Pochettino less than six months after arriving was the French Cup. Paris Saint-Germain tore through the competition, with their only stumble coming in the semifinals when they scraped past Montpellier on penalties.

AS Monaco were comfortably handled in the final as goals from Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe handed PSG their 14th French Cup title, a new record. Kylian Mbappe was the tournament’s top scorer.

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For Pochettino, after not winning a single trophy for over a decade in a managerial career that started in 2009, he had two in six months.

French Ligue 1- 2021/22

While this was Mauricio Pochettino’s third trophy, it is arguably the sweetest one of his career due to two factors.

Firstly, the domestic league is unquestionably the most prestigious title. Secondly, the two titles he won in the 2020/21 season were off the back of good work by his predecessor, Thomas Tuchel.

PSG could win the French Super Cup because Tuchel’s PSG qualified for it by winning the Ligue 1 a year before. The Coupe de France was also won as PSG hadn’t been eliminated from the competition under Thomas Tuchel.

Therefore, the Ligue 1 title win is the most prestigious trophy of Pochettino’s managerial career. Although the domestic title is considered almost a formality by PSG’s standards, their performance this season makes Pochettino’s title look better in comparison.

His team won with a margin of 15 points while the current PSG team, arguably a stronger one, is just four points ahead with a game to go, albeit en route to eclipsing the points total of Pochettino’s team.

Chelsea fans will hope that the Mauricio Pochettino trophies cabinet sees numerous more additions to it during his time at the club. If allowed the time and backing to deliver the results, he can turn Chelsea into a formidable force. It surely can’t get worse than the recently concluded season. The question is- How much better will it be?

Vatsal Gupta
A die-hard Red Devil, who has straight up not had a good time since 2012. Lives on Korean dramas and books and can often be heard talking about armchair psychological stuff.

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