The Main Reason Why Pochettino Walked Away from Chelsea as Details of Meeting Leaked

The Main Reason Why Pochettino Walked Away from Chelsea as Details of Meeting Leaked

Isaac Darko
updated at May 22, 2024 at 6:49 AM
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  • Chelsea announced on Tuesday night that they have parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino
  • The Argentine left the club after guiding them to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League
  • The events leading up to Pochettino's exit after just one season have now been fully disclosed

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The details surrounding Mauricio Pochettino's departure from Chelsea after just one season have now come to light.

The Blues disclosed their decision to part ways with Pochettino on Tuesday evening following their sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

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Mauricio Pochettino has left Chelsea by mutual consent. Photo by Alex Pantling.
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As reported by Sky Sports, the Argentine issued a statement to Chelsea fans following the announcement of his departure.

"Gratitude to the Chelsea ownership group and Sporting Directors for granting me the chance to contribute to this football club's legacy."

The news has surprised many, given Chelsea's strong season finish and Cole Palmer's rise as one of the league's standout players under Pochettino.

Why Pochettino left Chelsea

A report from The Telegraph has provided further insight into the decision for Pochettino's departure being a 'mutual agreement.'

The report states that there were no disputes over transfer responsibilities or player sales.

Instead, the issues were described as more 'philosophical,' concerning the dynamics of working within the club's structure.

The report continued:

"All parties opted to avoid hasty decisions that might lead to regrets, thus agreeing to adjourn the meeting on the first day and resume discussions on Tuesday morning."

With no progress made on either side during the second day of discussions, Pochettino and the club agreed that it was preferable for him to leave Stamford Bridge now, rather than risk a 'messy' conclusion to his tenure next season.

Madueke reacts to Pochettino's exit

Pochettino seemed well-liked in the Chelsea dressing room, with Noni Madueke being the first to pay tribute to the manager on Instagram.

On his Instagram stories, the 22-year-old shared an image of himself and his former boss on the training pitch with a caption that read, “Thank you”.

Chelsea fans want Tuchel

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Chelsea fans’ reaction to Pochettino’s departure.

Moments after news of the Argentine’s exit hit social media, some Blues supporters were adamant they wanted Thomas Tuchel to return to the Stamford Bridge dugout.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)