Mauricio Pochettino could become candidate for European giants; Chelsea to clarify his future by tomorrow: Reports

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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino (left)

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino could reportedly be a contender for the Bayern Munich job. Bayern's current boss Thomas Tuchel has left following the end of the season.

It was a largely forgettable first full campaign at the Bayern helm for Tuchel. The Bavarians endured their first trophyless season since 2011-12 - with unbeaten champions Bayer Leverkusen ending their 12-year Bundesliga stranglehold.

Following a UEFA Champions League semifinal exit to Real Madrid, Bayern ended their Tuchel era with a loss: a 4-2 reverse at Hoffenheim on the final day of the Bundesliga season last weekend. The result meant that the Bavarians dropped to third, marking their lowest league finish in 13 years.

Many top names have been linked with the Bayern job. One of them, as per Pys (via Pelttigoal) is Blues boss Pochettino - who oversaw five straight league wins to lead the club to a creditable top-six finish and a return to Europe. The Blues are expected to clarify on the situation within a day or two.

Pochettino endured a rough start to his Stamford Bridge tenure after an expensive summer overhaul.

The Blues fared well in the domestic cups but struggled for consistency, especially in the league, where they looked likely to miss out on Europe for a second straight season before their impressive late-season resurgence.

How has Mauricio Pochettino fared at Chelsea?

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino ended his first season in charge of the club with a 2-1 home win over Bournemouth on the final day of the league campaign on Sunday (May 19).

Moises Caicedo and Raheem Sterling struck either side of the break to put the Blues 2-0 ahead. Benoit Badiashile put through his own net a minute after Sterling's goal, but Pochettino's side hung on for all three points to qualify for the UEFA Europa League.

The Blues also reached the EFL Cup final, where they lost by a solitary goal to Liverpool in extra time. In the FA Cup, the Blues went down by a solitary goal, in regulation time in the semifinals, to holders Manchester City, who play Manchester United in the final on Saturday (May 25).

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