Stan Collymore has been left shocked by recent rumours regarding Mauricio Pochettino’s position at Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino, 51, only took charge as Chelsea’s head coach last summer.
However, there’s already been speculation in the media about him potentially losing his job at Stamford Bridge.
His Blues side go into this weekend’s Premier League fixtures in the bottom of the table. Admittedly, they’ve qualified for both the Carabao Cup final and FA Cup fifth round.
TEAMtalk reported after last week’s league defeat to Wolves that Chelsea were seriously considering sacking Pochettino. However, he was still in the dugout in midweek to guide his side to a season-best win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup.
The Argentine boss is still in his role and preparing the group to face Crystal Palace on Monday night, where Chelsea will be desperate to avoid a third consecutive league defeat.
Collymore thinks it’s crazy there’s been suggestions that Chelsea could get rid of Pochettino.
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He believes the club should be sticking with their manager. Instead, he pins the blame of this average season upstairs with the ownership.
“The problem isn’t Mauricio Pochettino. The problem has never been him. The problem is the owner, Todd Boehly,” Collymore told CaughtOffside.
“Pochettino has a proven track record of getting the best out of young players, so with some time, he’s going to get it right. I can’t believe there is talk already of him getting the sack. Boehly must know he can’t just go on a sacking spree every few months, not just from a financial aspect, but also because of the instability that creates.”
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If you consider when Chelsea pulled the trigger on Graham Potter last season and sacked him, we’re not overly surprised there’s lots of talk in the media about Pochettino.
The hard truth is that we’re going through another very poor campaign, albeit the cup runs provide some positive.
The way Chelsea’s players performed against Villa a few days ago would suggest they’re still firmly behind their manager. It can’t have been coincidence they turned in that kind of performance hours after sacking speculation.