Mauricio Pochetino “wanted out for weeks” prior to his dismissal, with club viewed as a “basket case”

Mauricio Pochettino left Chelsea on Tuesday by mutual consent after just one season in charge, but the Argentine had “wanted out for weeks” according to reports.

Following the end of season review Pochettino and Chelsea parted ways, and the club will now look for their third permanent manager under the new ownership.

What makes the decision baffling is the Blues were showing real signs of improvement having finished the season with five wins in a row and returning to European competition following a difficult start to the campaign.

Pochettino wanted out “for weeks”

Perhaps a parting of ways had been coming, and there was clearly tension behind the scenes in regards to Pochettino wanting to keep the likes of Conor Gallagher and Trevoh Chalobah, with the club wanting to sell, and not being prepared to hand the 52-year-old more of a say in transfers.

The Independent have reported the former Tottenham manager had in fact “wanted out for weeks” having found it increasingly difficult to work within the club’s structure, and add Chelsea may find it difficult to convince a manager of the profile they desire to join, due to having to make decisions to comply with Profit and Sustainability rules.

Pochettino spent just one season in charge of Chelsea.

The reports adds Pochettino won’t be short of options and could become of immediate interest to the likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester United.

The frustration is Chelsea were clearly showing signs of improvement, and with players returning from injury the squad was starting to show what is was capable of, giving real optimism ahead of next season.

The Independent add there were frustrations on Pochettino’s side that there were going to be no guarantees the improvements he suggested were going to be made, with there believed to be a lot of uncertainty surrounding the direction of the club in the “medium term.”

it’s claimed that around football the word is growing that Chelsea are a “basket case.”

It’s clear Chelsea are now at a watershed moment, the next appointment has to be right, and if it is then this could be looked back on as a positive change, but the reality is with the track record of the sporting directors you can’t trust them to get major decisions right.

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1 Comment

  1. Havertz is an Arsenal star. And Arteta is a star for making him that. I never could understand Potch, and I believe his communication skills should be improved. Cole Palmer gives us a 90% chance of success with or without Potch. A new manager is not an option, its an obligation.

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