Questions surround Todd Boehly’s role and deafening silence as Mauricio Pochettino leaves Chelsea

Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea parted ways after just one season together, with the former Tottenham boss officially leaving by mutual consent after a two-day end-of-season review.

Pochettino leaves Chelsea after just one year at the helm(AP)

Chelsea parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino after just one season at the helm, but there are questions over how much of a role co-owner Todd Boehly played in his departure.

The American has been the front man at Stamford Bridge since the BlueCo consortium took control of the club. However, after having dinner with Pochettino on Friday night before the final game of the Premier League season, Boehly was conspicuous by his absence when the decision was announced on Tuesday.




A two-day meeting, the club’s end-of-season review, began on Monday and continued into Tuesday morning. It was meant to last longer.

Pochettino met with sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, and co-owner Behdad Eghbali – the yin to Boehly’s yang – where it was decided he would leave by mutual agreement, just a year into his two-year contract. Boehly wasn’t there.

Pochettino’s coaching staff, Jesús Pérez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jiménez and Sebastiano Pochettino have also left the club.

A club statement confirmed: “Chelsea FC can confirm that the Club and Mauricio Pochettino have mutually agreed to part ways.”

Sporting directors Stewart and Winstanley said: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we would like to express our thanks to Mauricio for his service this season. He will be welcome back to Stamford Bridge any time now and we wish him all the best in his future coaching career.”

Pochettino may have led the team to a sixth-place finish, having been in 11th place at the start of November, finishing the campaign with five consecutive wins, but there were too many differences between him and the club’s sporting directors to overcome.