Mauricio Pochettino parts ways with Chelsea after one season

He ended Premier League with five consecutive victories, guaranteeing the Blues play in Europa League next season

By Web Desk
May 21, 2024
Mauricio Pochettino. - AFP

Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino have parted way by mutual consent just after one season, the club said in a statement on Monday.

Pochettino led Chelsea to sixth place in the Premier League after registering five wins but his relations with the owners, Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital were reportedly not good.

Meanwhile, Jesus Perez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jimenez and Sebastiano Pochettino have left the club with Mauricio.

Chelsea finished second in the Carabao Cup and advanced to the FA Cup semifinals during his leadership.

Pochettino was Chelsea's sixth permanent manager in five years, following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter, which led to Frank Lampard taking charge on a temporary basis at the end of the 2022-23 season.

After Chelsea spent £747 million on transfers during the 2022–2023 season, he was seen to be the guy who might turn the team back into respectable title challengers.

With an additional £400 million or more spent on players like Cole Palmer, Nicolas Jackson, Moises Caicedo, and Christopher Nkunku, the Argentines also had a sizable budget.

Sporting Directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said: "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 any time and we wish him all the very best in his future coaching career."

Mauricio Pochettino said: "Thank you to the Chelsea ownership group and Sporting Directors for the opportunity to be part of this football club's history. The Club is now well positioned to keep moving forward in the Premier League and Europe in the years to come."