The reason why Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali sacked Mauricio Pochettino


The Pride of London assess the apparent main reason why Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali ultimately sacked Mauricio Pochettino. Now that a renowned publication has given its verdict, the Argentine's situation at Stamford Bridge is clearer. A resolution has seemingly been found. In the meantime, Pochettino supposedly threatened to quit. If true, that particular declaration may just have forced further negative scrutiny from the CFC ownership. 'Poch' won't be at Chelsea Football Club come the start of the 2024/25 season.

Ever since Pochettino's men superbly finished the 2023/24 campaign and ultimately clinched European qualification, the Argentine has been in the papers nonstop. Basically, it is being widely reported that the former Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris Saint-Germain boss's latest job at the Bridge is unsafe. That is, as previously outlined, in spite of turning a difficult term into a prosperous one.

Some may argue that Poch was at fault for the faltered first half of the season. But I see the events differently: the 52-year-old inherited a slightly mismatched and bloated squad containing few senior leaders. Not only did he make something of a scattergun-compiled roster, he also managed to instil his own methodology and style.

Meanwhile, entry to the Europa Conference was achieved, and that is a real achievement considering the absolute mess the west London outfit has been in for the last 24 months or so. When you think of where Chels' were earlier in the 21st century, and that another mediocre mid-table finish seemed likely earlier this year, the accomplishment is technically extraordinary.

I know many fans won't agree with my view on the current Blues boss, chiefly those on social media site X. Neither I am saying that I agree with all of Poch's choices for the team over the course of the term. But, in my opinion, he's earned the right to be the CFC boss.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino threatens to quit

Now the transfer policy on Fulham Road is threatening to end Pochettino's reign. A report from talkSPORT, highlighted below, claims the gaffer is contemplating his own exit before Boehly and Eghbali's appraisal. And you can't blame the former at all.

"Mauricio Pochettino will consider quitting Chelsea if he is not given a greater say in the club’s transfer policy, talkSPORT understands."

The supposed reason for Poch's insecure standing

The Athletic, a most trusted footballing outlet, essentially assert that the CFC hierarchy desire a manager who will get on board with their unique signing strategy. Meaning there will be group determinations on acquisitions, as opposed to Poch's sole wishes.