In Summary
  • Assistant coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jimenez and Sebastiano Pochettino also depart.
  • Pochettino, 52, took charge of Chelsea on 1 July, signing a two-year contract with the option of a further 12 months.

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

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

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

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Pochettino’s Departure

Mauricio Pochettino/Photo Courtesy

 

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.”

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we would like to express our gratitude to Mauricio for his service this season,” sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said.

“He will be welcome back to Stamford Bridge any time and we wish him all the very best in his future coaching caree

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.

Football Fans React

The news has garnered mixed reactions from football enthusiasts, some comments are captured below

”Wow, Chelsea are making a mistake!”

”Right as the club is starting to find some stability and the project is starting to actually take shape, you fire the manager who has taken them multiple steps forward. What an organizational misstep”

”Another 8th place finish coming. His tactics were starting to come together. This seems like another decision that’s going to bite them. Surely Tuchel doesn’t come back?”

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