Mauricio Pochettino’s future at Chelsea has come into question in recent weeks. Dimitar Berbatov believes that if Chelsea are beaten by Aston Villa in their FA Cup fourth round replay, Pochettino will be sacked. The Argentine boss is under pressure following heavy defeats to Liverpool and Wolves, with speculation that he could be sacked after less than one season in west London. Berbatov has suggested that Pochettino could even be given his marching orders in the next few days if Chelsea lose to Aston Villa in Wednesday’s FA Cup showdown.
He stated that the manager is always the first to go and that Pochettino tried to say that Chelsea was a long-term project but in modern football, the owners of clubs don’t have that patience. Pochettino was quizzed on his future ahead of the match and insisted that it would take more time for Chelsea to see the results of his efforts. He compared the process to building a house and emphasized the need for time and a very clear leadership. The article contains affiliate links, and the publication will receive a commission on any sales generated from it.