Ex-Blue believes it’s “madness” Chelsea haven’t decided on Mauricio Pochettino’s future

Former Chelsea player Pat Nevin believes it’s “madness” the club’s ownership haven’t taken a decision on Mauricio Pochettino’s future.

The Argentine who arrived last summer and signed a two year contract has had to put up with heavy speculation about his future for large parts of the season.

In recent press conferences he has become increasingly outspoken when quizzed on his future, and the 52-year-old is set to sit down with the club’s hierarchy at the end of the season to discuss his future.

Nevin thinks it’s “madness” Pochettino’s future hasn’t been decided

Pochettino hasn’t enjoyed the easiest of seasons and walked into a real mess following the disastrous campaign last season.

Results were difficult to come by in the first half of the season , and the Blues only took three wins from their first ten Premier League games.

Further poor results followed which resulted in many of the club’s fans turning against the Argentine and calling for him to be sacked.

Nevin believes it’s “madness” Chelsea haven’t decided Pochettino’s future.

However, to Pochettino’s credit since Boxing Day the Blues have been a top four side, with only Arsenal Liverpool and Manchester City picking up more points in the league.

The 52-year-old deserves huge credit for turning Chelsea’s form round and they are now in with a real chance of a top six finish which would bring Europa League football, providing Manchester United don’t win the FA Cup.

Former Blue Nevin thought it would take two seasons to see if what Chelsea were doing would work and believes it is “madness” a decision hasn’t been taken on Pochettino’s future.

“I thought it would take two seasons to find out if the Chelsea experiment would work”, Nevin said in the BBC Football Extra newsletter.

“Since losing against Liverpool and Wolves in early February the Blues have lost three of their 19 games. These were cup games against Liverpool and Man City then a drubbing at Arsenal.

“The performances are still up and down, but since that dark February period, they have improved markedly.‌

“The decision makers from above still haven’t decided if it is a thumbs up or down on Poch, but I think that is madness.

“Just when he seems to be delivering something interesting at last, the people who cobbled together a squad that had no chance of winning for a couple of seasons and spend the guts of £1billion doing it, they are now considering changing the strategy again.”

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