Is Chelsea's ownership undermining the manager's authority?

Explore the power dynamics at Chelsea FC and discover if the club's owners are exerting too much control over the manager's decisions and team strategies.
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Chelsea Football Club, yet again, finds themselves at a crucial turning point where their next step could cause a slip or help retain their 2023/24 season-end momentum. With Mauricio Pochettino shockingly parting ways with the club after mutual consent, the Blues have begun their hunt for a successor.

More than 24 hours since the news, there understandably does not seem to be a frontrunner. However, reports indicate that the Chelsea hierarchy is keen to be proactive in their search and appoint a manager sooner rather than later - allowing the club to maximize their pre-season to ready themselves for a competitive 2024/25 campaign.

"Chelsea are confident of conducting a quick recruitment process to replace Mauricio Pochettino"

Nick Purewal (Evening Standard)

Among a flood of reports after Pochettino's departure regarding the differences between the former manager and the Chelsea hierarchy are worrying reports that supporters would not want to read.

Reporter Nick Purewal of the Evening Standard has communicated that the Chelsea decision-makers will exercise authority that could potentially extend into influencing the on-pitch coaching with the arrival of a new manager.