Gary Neville and Roy Keane agree that Mauricio Pochettino’s job at Chelsea is safe for now.
It’s ridiculously early in the season to be talking about potential managerial sackings, but history proves most Premier League owners are not afraid to pull the trigger. Chelsea’s hierarchy definitely fall into that category, too.
Mauricio Pochettino is already under the spotlight from the Chelsea fanbase after a slow start to life as their head coach.
The Blues have just five points from their opening six Premier League games, with a tough looking fixture list just around the corner as well.
There’s a chance tonight to try release some pressure when they host Brighton in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Pundits Gary Neville and Roy Keane both think Chelsea will stick with Pochettino for this season rather than sack him.
“Pochettino has to have time” – Neville told The Overlap.
“If he keeps losing football matches, he will be under pressure,” Keane remarked.
Neville responded: “They won’t sack him this year.”
Keane then added: “No, maybe not this year, but there will be pressure building.”
We hope Pochettino is given a long-term opportunity with this project because the revolving door of managers is tiring and frustrating.
It’s obvious that the Argentine boss desperately needs a few positive results to relieve some pressure, but we’re confident that will come when you examine how the team are playing.
We suggest playing close to a strongest XI in midweek against Brighton would be a sensible move from Pochettino because the cup competitions hold extra importance with no European football this season.