He is the exact person Chelsea need — Sterling approves of Pochettino's appointment

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for Chelsea against Nottingham Forest

He is the exact person Chelsea need — Sterling approves of Pochettino's appointment

Faruq Ibrahim 17:13 - 30.05.2023

Chelsea star Raheem Sterling believes Mauricio Pochettino is the man for the job.

Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling is excited about the club's appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as the club's next manager and believes he's exactly the profile the club needs. 

The England international joined Chelsea in the summer from Manchester, billed as a marquee signing. However, injuries and instability caused him to struggle to hit the ground running.

Sterling looks forward to next season under the Argentine tactician, as he believes the squad will flourish under him. 

What Sterling said 

The former Liverpool winger believes Chelsea have a top-quality squad that is able to compete for big things.  

However, he believes the team needs a manager with a big personality who is able to take charge, and he thinks Pochettino fits the bill. 

Sterling claims to have heard great things about him during his stint at Tottenham and explains that the former PSG boss will bring leadership to the camp. 

"We have a good squad, the quality is there. We will add some players and some will leave, I get it, but there’s no doubt in my mind we will be challenging again very soon,” he said, per 90 Mins.

"From his time before at Tottenham, I heard a conversation about him and he’s the exact person that we need.

"He will bring leadership, he will challenge players physically and mentally and I think he is going to come here and he is going to have the personality that everyone is going to respect. That’s what we need, someone in charge."

Meanwhile, the speculation about Joao Felix's future with Premier League side Chelsea has been reportedly put to an end.

The Portuguese attacking midfielder made a move to Stamford Bridge during the winter transfer window from Atletico Madrid.

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