Mauricio Pochettino leaves Chelsea by mutual consent


Mauricio Pochettino has left Chelsea by mutual consent.

Pochettino left the Chelsea coaching job on Tuesday after having joined them last July. The 52 year old joined them on a two year contract with an option for an additional year.

Chelsea runners up in the Carabao Cup this season under Pochettino. The club’s sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said the following in a statement:

“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.”

The Argentine 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.”