Ex-PSG Manager Has ‘Every Chance’ of Staying at Chelsea Amidst Poor Season, Expert Says

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is having a difficult time at Chelsea. The Argentine left the Parisians in 2022 after his sacking and returned to the Premier League last summer following a year away from the sidelines.

Pochettino inked a two-year deal to head Chelsea, where he may have more authority over the dressing room dynamics than during his stint at PSG, where big-name players often held sway.

Nonetheless, the Argentine has the Blues in 11th place, and after all the club’s spending, it’s been a disastrous season. As a result, could it be one-and-done for Pochettino? 

In his Q&A mailbag, The Athletic’s David Ornstein noted that there’s a chance that Pochettino sees out the second year of his contract and doesn’t get sacked for the second time in three years.

“As far as I know, he has every chance to continue for the longer term,” Ornstein wrote. “All managers know this is a results industry, the expectations at Chelsea are high and Pochettino needs to deliver…

“We know Pochettino is approaching the halfway point of a two-year contract, which includes an option to extend by 12 months. That makes this summer a natural point for Chelsea and Pochettino to review the situation, with all factors and context considered, before deciding whether to move on together or not.”

Luis Enrique was in Chelsea’s sights to be their manager, but nothing ever came about, and for PSG, that’s a good thing. The Spanish manager appears ready to stay for the long term as the Parisians build a project with his vision. 

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