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Michail Antonio Expresses Surprise Over Mauricio Pochettino Joining Chelsea as Manager

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has revealed his shock at the news that Mauricio Pochettino is set to become the new manager of Chelsea. Speaking on 'The Footballer's Football Podcast,' Antonio admitted that he had always anticipated Pochettino's return to Tottenham, rather than taking up the challenge on the other side of London.

After an extensive recruitment process, Pochettino emerged as the sole remaining candidate for the managerial position at Chelsea, set to commence from the upcoming summer. Other contenders, including Julian Nagelsmann, have fallen by the wayside, despite claims from Nagelsmann's agent that he was the club's top choice.

While concerns may have arisen within the ownership due to Pochettino's past connections with Tottenham, reports suggest that initial fan reactions to his potential appointment at Stamford Bridge were encouraging for Todd Boehly, a key figure in the decision-making process.

Antonio, however, was taken aback by the near certainty of Pochettino becoming Chelsea's permanent manager, stating, "I did not see this coming whatsoever. I honestly thought Poch would have gone back to Spurs, but he hasn't, he's going to Chelsea."

Rumors have already surfaced regarding Pochettino's plans to build his team at Chelsea, with reports suggesting that current players, including Levi Colwill, could feature prominently in his vision. Colwill, who impressed during a loan spell at Brighton, was initially expected to be surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.

As supporters eagerly await Pochettino's official appointment and his strategic approach to leading Chelsea, these early signs of potential squad-building should bring encouragement to the club and its fans.

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