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The Real Reason Chelsea Haven’t Sacked Mauricio Pochettino Yet

Mark Ogden, in a recent appearance on the BBC Radio Five Live Football Daily Podcast, has shed light on the mystery surrounding Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure at Chelsea. Despite the Blues languishing in mid-table mediocrity, the Argentine tactician has managed to evade the dreaded sack.

Ogden pointed fingers at the Premier League’s Profit and Sustainability regulations, suggesting that these rules have tied Chelsea’s hands. While overspending shouldn’t be condoned, he argued, the current regulations inadvertently create pressure to persist with underperforming managers.

“He has a year left on his contract so in terms of compensation it won’t cost a lot, but I was told about a month ago that the reason both Pochettino and Eddie Howe are safe unless something dramatic happens, is because both clubs have posted such big losses they can’t afford to sack a manager, pay up, appoint a new guy and pay his compensation.

You’re talking £20-25m, and in an era when clubs need to keep their losses small, they can’t afford to get rid,” Ogden said.

This revelation underscores the complexities clubs face in the modern footballing landscape. Chelsea, known for their trigger-happy approach to managerial changes, find themselves in a conundrum. The dilemma: whether to adhere to financial constraints or prioritize on-pitch success.

Looking ahead, Ogden hinted at potential sacrifices in the transfer market. Chelsea might forego a few signings this summer to facilitate the appointment of a new manager capable of steering the club towards their desired trajectory.

As the season unfolds, all eyes remain on Stamford Bridge, awaiting developments that could reshape the club’s fortunes on and off the field.

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