Behind Closed Doors: Mauricio Pochettino’s Silence Amid Sack Pressure from Todd Boehly and Chelsea Owners

Behind Closed Doors: Mauricio Pochettino’s Silence Amid Sack Pressure from Todd Boehly and Chelsea Owners

The Chelsea manager has admitted that he has not been in direct contact with the club’s owners for some time, amid intense speculation about his future. 

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has decided on Pochettino’s position this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino says he hasn’t spoken to Chelsea’s owners in months, and his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain. 

Todd Boehly and BlueCo are set to decide on the manager’s future at the end of the season, following a sluggish debut campaign.

 The Blues are currently ninth in the Premier League, three points behind a European spot with six games remaining. 

Pochettino has come under increased scrutiny following Arsenal’s 5-0 thrashing on Tuesday, which followed Saturday’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final loss to a tired Manchester City side. 

Chelsea had previously lost to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final in February, so this was their second trip to Wembley Stadium this season. 

Inconsistency has hampered Pochettino’s cup progress and results against Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City this season, and failure to qualify for Europe may leave him vulnerable.

The Argentine claims he has not spoken directly with Chelsea’s owners in some time, but he believes his position is secure. “To be honest, in the last few months, we didn’t cross or message,” Pochettino said ahead of Saturday’s game against Aston Villa. 

“We communicated through the sporting directors but nothing has changed. We are not changing my view or my feelings, even in the last few weeks we are not crossing texts.”

Following the trip to Villa Park, Chelsea will host Tottenham on Thursday before finishing with games against Nottingham Forest, Brighton, and Bournemouth. Enzo Fernandez will miss the rest of the season due to a groin injury. 

Chelsea has suffered numerous injury setbacks this season, with summer signings Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku appearing in just 11 games.

 Meanwhile, the club is battling Premier League spending rules, with fears of an incoming points deduction for next season.

When asked if the circumstances are presenting a challenge to him, Pochettino responded:

 “No, it’s not testing me. It’s testing everyone in the club. It is about to be strong.

“I was in different clubs, different periods, different circumstances and of course, they are noisy to deal with, to manage. We are not in the place we want to be, but we are positive and trying to help the team to perform.”

Regarding the mood inside the changing room, the manager added: “We need to be positive. The only way to move forward is to be positive, never give up on our side, we are going to push, pushing them and trying to get the best from the players we have in our hands.”

Behind Closed Doors: Mauricio Pochettino’s Silence Amid Sack Pressure from Todd Boehly and Chelsea Owners

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