“I don’t think they have any option really” – Former Striker on Pochettino’s future

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton believes the Blues have no option but to stick with manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The 52 year has been under intense pressure at Stamford Bridge for a number of weeks due to poor results and the fans turned on the Argentine in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Brentford.

The London club find themselves 11th in the Premier League and facing the prospect of missing out on European football for a second consecutive season but are in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

Reports have claimed that Chelsea are already looking at possible replacements for Pochettino with Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim and Brighton’s Roberto De Zerbi believed to be on the shortlist.

However, Sutton believes that Chelsea have forced themselves into a corner and must stick with Pochettino if they want to continue with their current project.

Speaking on BBC 5 Live’s Monday Night Club he said: “I don’t think they have any option, really. If you believe in the way they have gone about it and the way they have structured the club. I don’t think they have any option, they can’t keep firing managers.”

The former Paris Saint Germain manager signed a two year contract last summer with the option of a third and the plan has always been to sit down at the end of the season and assess his future but that could change if results don’t pick up soon.

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