Coach Pochettino, Chelsea part ways by mutual consent after one season


Mauricio Pochettino has left Chelsea by mutual consent after just one season in charge.

According to Sky Sports News, Pochettino led his youthful squad to the Carabao Cup final and the FA Cup semi-finals.

Despite a season largely of struggles, he ended the Premier League campaign with five successive wins, securing European football with a sixth-place finish.

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Chelsea had ended the previous campaign in 12th place.

A statement released on Tuesday read: “Chelsea FC can confirm that the club and Mauricio Pochettino have mutually agreed to part ways.”

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.”

Assistant coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jimenez, and Sebastiano Pochettino also depart.

The 52-year-old Argentinian, who had only been in the job for 11 months, was appointed last May after a lengthy recruitment process, replacing interim manager Frank Lampard, who arrived following Graham Potter’s sacking in April 2023.

Chelsea spent more than £400 million on new signings—many of them under the age of 25—during the summer but also sold nearly £250 million worth of players, with senior members of the dressing room such as Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic all leaving.

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