5 Times Players’ WAGs Spoke Out After Thiago Silva’s Wife Called for Pochettino’s Sack

5 Times Players’ WAGs Spoke Out After Thiago Silva’s Wife Called for Pochettino’s Sack

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 5, 2024 at 9:30 AM
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  • Chelsea lost 4-2 to Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge
  • Thiago Silva’s wife, Belle, made a post calling for the manager’s sack
  • She is not the first wife or girlfriend getting involved this season

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Thiago Silva, Belle, Iago, Isago, Stamford Bridge, Chelsea.
Thiago Silva's family at Stamford Bridge at the final day of 2022/23 season. Photo from @bellesilva.
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Chelsea lost 4-2 to Wolves at Stamford Bridge yesterday, mounting pressure on Mauricio Pochettino, and one of the players’ wives called on the club to ring changes.

Sports Brief looks at six times footballers’ wives were involved in football at their partners' clubs.

Six football WAGs who got involved

1. Belle Silva

Belle and Thiago Silva have been together since their teenage days. She was with him on his first European adventure at Porto in 2004. Since Silva moved to Chelsea in 2020, she has endeared herself to Chelsea fans but sometimes goes over the line. She made a post on her social media after the game yesterday suggesting Pochettino should be sacked.

It was not her first time getting involved. She infamously called former teammate Timo Werner a worm, claiming she was costing the team with his misses.

She also reacted after RB Salzburg’s Roko Simic’s reckless challenge to her husband in the Champions League in 2022.

2. Wanda Nara

Mauro Icardi and Wanda Nara are one of the most eccentric football couples. Per Caught Offside, Wanda was displeased when Icardi was sent out on loan following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku at Inter Milan in 2019. She claimed the Belgian won't turn up in big games.

Fortunately, Lukaku helped the club win their first Serie A title in 10 years in 2021, a feat Icardi could not achieve in his six seasons at the San Siro.

3. Georgina Rodriguez

The most popular football WAG, Georgina Rodriguez is Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend. Per Mirror UK, she slammed Portugal boss Fernando Santo for leaving the winger on the bench during the 1-0 loss and elimination to Morocco at the 2022 World Cup.

4. Anastasia Lunin

Andriy Lunin and Kepa Arrizabalaga dragged Real Madrid’s number starting spot in goal, and the Ukrainian edged it. After Kepa’s howler against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup, Anastasia Lunin aimed a dig at the Spaniard.

5. Eliana Guercio

Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero was at Manchester United for six years for their 2017 UEFA Europa League win. However, despite a run to the final, he was dropped for the 2021 edition, which the club lost after David de Gea couldn't save any of 11 penalties and missed his kick.

Romero’s wife slammed the Red Devils for the incident and how her husband was let go at the end of that season.

6. Jorgelina Cardoso

Angel Di Maria's wife, Jorgelina, clashed with Juventus and Manchester United fans after her husband spent a year at each club. For the Italian fans, he slammed them for questioning his loyalty, while he admitted they went to Manchester for the money.

Belle Silva sends message to Neymar

Sports Brief reported on Belle Silva sending a message to Neymar and his partner Bruna Biancardi after the Brazilian attacker was alleged to have cheated on his girlfriend.

Silva, who has been in a relationship for about twenty years, advised the two to be the decider of their happiness and not let outsiders and social media decide for them.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.
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