Mauricio Pochettino Hints at Quitting Chelsea at the End of the Season

Mauricio Pochettino Hints at Quitting Chelsea at the End of the Season

Fred Kennedy
May 3, 2024 at 2:33 PM
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  • Mauricio Pochettino has come under heavy scrutiny since arriving at Chelsea
  • The Argentine has struggled to get the desired results for the west Londoners
  • Poch led the Blues to a 2-0 victory over his former side Tottenham on Thursday

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Mauricio Pochettino has delivered a worrying update about his future at Chelsea.

The Argentine was appointed last summer, becoming Thomas Tuchel's permanent replacement.

However, he has endured a shaky start to life at the west London club, with the Blues in danger of missing out on European football for the second consecutive season.

Mauricio Pochettino has dropped the biggest hint yet on his future at Chelsea. Photo by John Walton.
Mauricio Pochettino has dropped the biggest hint yet on his future at Chelsea. Photo by John Walton.
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The 2021 Champions League winners are currently placed eighth in the Premier League standings with 51 points after 34 rounds of fixtures.

While Chelsea have picked up some pace in recent days, talkSPORT reports that Pochettino's future as the manager remains uncertain.

Pochettino comments on Chelsea future

And despite securing a 2-0 win over London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, on Thursday night, Pochettino is still seemingly unconvinced about his own future.

Speaking after the Premier League cracker, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss gave a worrying update about his future, admitting his fate is out of his hands ahead of the summer.

"I want to say, enough is enough, all the managers need time to translate their ideas and their philosophy. More when the team is [young like ours]. We need to have time. But it is not my decision," he said via Metro UK.
"It is difficult to see every single week that I am [under] scrutiny and judgement, yes. But it is not my decision to be here or not to be here," he added.

Ex-bosses Thomas Tuchel and Jose Mourinho have already been linked with a possible return to Stamford Bridge, with the former set to depart Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

Mourinho, meanwhile, has been without a job since January, when he was sacked by AS Roma.

Why Chelsea should keep Pochettino

Earlier, Sports Brief analysed five reasons why Chelsea should consider keeping Pochettino beyond this season.

The club's decision-makers are split on him, with the majority of fans wanting him gone.

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