Chelsea Mauricio Pochettino’s 43-word statement says a lot while Todd Boehly remains silent

Mauricio Pochettino is no longer the Chelsea manager. After facing persistent calls to be sacked during a disappointing season, which actually ended well, Pochettino left the Blues after just one season in charge.

Chelsea languished in mid-table in the Premier League for much of the 2023/24 campaign but had turned things around since the start of the year. The Blues were only behind Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool in the form table in 2024 and won each of their last five games to finish sixth and qualify for European football next season – something that seemed out of the question at the start of the bell.

Pochettino appeared to have turned things around but new questions were raised following their 2-1 win over Bournemouth on the final day of the season. Pochettino did not participate in the lap of honor at Stamford Bridge and shortly afterwards he was asked about his future.

And now those questions have been answered: Pochettino left Chelsea by mutual agreement on Tuesday night. And the statement on the Blues’ official website says it all.

The Blues offered just 43 words on Pochettino’s departure and they didn’t even come from owners Todd Boehly or Behdad Eghbali, but from sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley.

The statement read: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we would like to express our gratitude to Mauricio for his service this season. He will be welcome back to Stamford Bridge at any time and we wish him all the best in his future coaching career.” “.

Pochettino himself had a space to say goodbye and said: “Thank you to the Chelsea ownership group and the sporting directors for the opportunity to be part of the history of this football club. The club is now well positioned to continue advancing in the Premier League and Europe in the coming years.