Mauricio Pochettino Addresses Thiago Silva’s Wife’s Tweet After 4-2 Loss to Wolves

Mauricio Pochettino Addresses Thiago Silva’s Wife’s Tweet After 4-2 Loss to Wolves

Rene Otinga
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Thiago Silva’s wife Belle hinted she wanted Mauricio Pochettino sacked
  • Her tweet after Chelsea’s humiliating 4-2 defeat to Wolves went viral
  • The Chelsea boss has since addressed the issue with Silva's wife publicly

Under-fire Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has spoken up on Thiago Silva’s wife’s viral tweet for the first time.

Silva’s wife, Isabelle da Silva, courted controversy on Sunday, February 4, when she subtly hinted that Chelsea should part ways with Pochettino if the club is to see a change in fortune in their results.

Thiago Silva's wife Belle called for Mauricio Pochettino to get sacked.
Thiago Silva's wife openly criticized Mauricio Pochettino after a 10th league defeat on Sunday. Photo: Darren Walsh/@bellesilva.
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The Blues hit a new low after a 4-2 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday, with Belle’s husband scoring a consolation goal at Stamford Bridge.

A disgruntled Belle on X, formerly Twitter, wrote, "It's time to change. If you wait any longer, it will be too late."

Pochettino’s take

The Chelsea boss has since confirmed he spoke with Silva on the issue.

While speaking ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against Aston Villa, the former Tottenham boss said clear-the-air talks had been held with Silva regarding his wife but remained coy on the details of the conversation.

“He [Thiago] came today to talk to me. I'm not going to talk about what we were talking but the most important thing is that he came and talked to me,” the Argentine said, per TalkSport.

Despite Silva’s wife’s social media activity, Pochettino insisted he had a good relationship with the veteran defender, who is one of Chelsea’s better players this season.

He added, “It's very good. I think so. From the beginning, you can see my press conferences and how I talk about him.”

Chelsea’s struggles this season

It has not been an easy first season for Pochettino at Chelsea.

Despite the club’s heavy investment in signings, results have not matched the club’s financial muscle as they sit in the bottom half of the table after 23 games.

Ten league defeats in the 2023/24 campaign have left sections of fans in despair, but Pochettino insists it takes time to build a formidable team.

The Blues still have the chance to give their fans something to celebrate, as they have the opportunity to win the Carabao Cup in the final against Liverpool later this month.

Chelsea make decision on Pochettino

Sports Brief earlier reported that Chelsea have no intentions to sack Pochettino, at least not in the near future.

Chelsea bosses will instead assess the coach’s performance at the end of the season to determine whether he is fit to take the team to the next level.

The development comes just a day after the former Southampton boss issued an apology following his side's humiliation at the hands of Wolverhampton.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.