Sam Allardyce: Ex Premier League Manager Offers Himself to Replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea

Sam Allardyce: Ex Premier League Manager Offers Himself to Replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea

Fred Kennedy
February 28, 2024 at 6:09 PM
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  • Pochettino has come under fire at Chelsea barely months since he took charge
  • A section of supporters has called for the sacking of the Argentine tactician
  • The Blues currently sit 11th in the Premier League standings with 35 points

Former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce has offered himself to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea.

Pochettino has come under heavy scrutiny at Stamford Bridge due to the Blues' underwhelming results and a lack of consistency.

Mauricio Pochettino speaks during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground. Photo by Darren Walsh.
Mauricio Pochettino speaks during a press conference at Chelsea Training Ground. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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Previously touted as the perfect man to restore Chelsea's lost glory, the Argentine has struggled to steady the ship at the west London club.

GiveMeSport reports that doubts are arising over whether Pochettino will keep his job following the struggles.

The development came just days after Chelsea lost the Carabao Cup final against rivals Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

The Stamford Bridge dwellers were humbled 1-0 by Jurgen Klopp's men, with Virgil van Dijk scoring the all-important goal in extra-time.

Allardyce ready for Chelsea job

Allardyce has now hinted that he would be open to taking charge at Chelsea.

A Chelsea fan demanded the legendary tactician replace Pochettino during a radio phone-in.

When asked if he would take the role, the former England boss said:

“Oh yes, I’d fly back from Dubai tomorrow for that – get me there!,” he joked to talkSPORT Breakfast.

He was further probed on what he would do once he takes charge, he added:

“It’s the worst defending I’ve seen in the Premier League for a long, long time."

Allardyce's first foray into the Premier League came with Bolton Wanderers, the club where he spent a significant part of his playing career.

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