Mauricio Pochettino has backing of key board members ahead of end of season review

Mauricio Pochettino reportedly has the backing of key board members ahead of an end of season review which will determine his future.

Pochettino signed a two year contract at Stamford Bridge last summer, but for much of his first season in charge has been under pressure due to a series of poor results.

However, in recent weeks the Argentine has really steadied the ship and guided the Blues into the top six thanks to a run of four wins in a row, which will be confirmed with a point against Bournemouth on the final day.

Pochettino has backing of key board members

The plan has always been to sit down at the end of season to discuss the 52-year-old’s future and that was made clear when he joined the club.

Pochettino has faced criticism from the fans for large parts of the season with many wanting to see the former Tottenham manager replaced.

In the away game at Brentford there were chants against him from the travelling Chelsea fans, but the perception around him seems to changing as the form improves.

Pochettino has really turned things around at Chelsea.

Ahead of the end of season review The Guardian reports the Argentine has the support of prominent figures at the club who believe the best thing to do would be to keep him on.

The reports also adds there are some members who are undecided, but any move to replace the manager would require a unanimous decision from Todd Boehly and Clearlake, who would have to sign off on Pochettino’s departure.

It remains to be seen of course what the ownership decides to do but there’s believed to be a growing feeling he will remain at Stamford Bridge next season.

However, The Guardian also add the club were believed to be heading towards sacking Pochettino prior to this upturn in form.

Since Boxing day only Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have taken more points the Blues, who have moved into the top six.

A top six finish and two trips to Wembley with all the circumstances take into account would represent progress and Pochettino would deserve another season to continue his work, with the team really showing what they are capable of at the back end of the season.

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  1. Can we talk about how wrong the fan base who were calling for Poch’s head got it?

    Just like the Arsenal supporters who called for Arteta’s sacking in his first year, there’s a highly reactive (if highly vocal) element within the fan base who have ZERO FORESIGHT, and they deserve a serious reprimand for their foolishness. It’s one thing to be passionate about the club, but it’s quite another thing to turn that passion AGAINST the club out of infantile frustration. We’ve seen levels of vitriol lobbed at the ownership, the manager and even the players this season that look ridiculous in retrospect and they deserved to be called out as such. Unfortunately, “Chelsea News” too often panders to this loud crowd and almost never engages in any sort of introspection to say, “wow, we really got it wrong!”

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