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Argentine Mauricio Pochettino is no longer Chelsea coach

Argentine Mauricio Pochettino is no longer Chelsea coach

Argentine Mauricio Pochettino left command of Chelsea after just one season at the helm of the team, which finished the English Championship in sixth place, the London club said on Tuesday.

Pochettino took office in May 2023, signing a two-year contract, with the option to renew for a further year.

The 52-year-old Argentine had a difficult start to the season, with irregular results and several injuries to the squad, especially those to Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia and captain Reece James.

Despite this, the team reached the final of the English League Cup (defeat to Liverpool) and reacted in the English Championship, ending the campaign with just one defeat (to Arsenal) in the last 15 games.

Sixth place takes Chelsea back to European competition after a year’s absence. The team is already guaranteed at least the Conference League, but will have a place in the Europa League if English champions Manchester City also win the FA Cup final against Manchester United next Saturday.

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we would like to express our gratitude to Mauricio for his work this season. He will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge and we wish him all the best in his career,” director Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said in a statement. club sports.

Pochettino is the third coach to leave Chelsea before the end of his contract since the arrival of investment fund Clearlake Capital and businessman Todd Boehly, following the departures of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter.


Source: Gazetaesportiva

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