Deadline for Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea sacking has passed amid wait for final announcement

“First of all, it’s not my decision because if the owners are thinking about changing, yeah, sure, in a week we’ll know.” More than seven days ago, Mauricio Pochettino explained when Chelsea fans would know what the future of his coach was.

Speaking before the Blues faced Nottingham Forest on the penultimate weekend of the season, his position was evident. After two more games and two more wins for the manager, as well as a dramatic 3-2 victory at the City Ground a day after his latest ramblings as manager, the picture is not much clearer.

The club is expected to carry out a review of the season, which will assess Pochettino’s first year in charge. Undertaken by co-sports directors (Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart) as well as co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital (led by Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano), there are big decisions to be made.

Pochettino finished the season in good form for Chelsea, turning things around to finish sixth, as well as reaching the FA Cup semi-final and Carabao Cup final. With five wins in his last five games and top-four finishes in 2024, the Argentine finished his first campaign on a positive note.

However, during the period of better results, Pochettino also took the fight to the club, pressuring them to back him or risk their manager (and his backroom staff) leaving this summer. Following the victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, Pochettino revealed that he had already spoken to Boehly a few days earlier, although the extent of the talks was not made public.

“I don’t know if that’s going to happen or not,” he said of the expected postseason review. “I have no idea about this. All I can tell you is that on Friday night, Todd invited me to dinner and it was a very nice dinner together.

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