Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked with replacement already lined up: report

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino during a game against Brentford in March 2024.
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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino is to be relieved of duties imminently, with a successor already decided by the Blues.

That's according to one bombshell report, which labels the Argentine a “dead man walking” following the 5-0 thrashing away to Arsenal in the Premier League last night. The result was the west Londoners' worst in the fixture in the top flight since 1992, with former record signing Kai Havertz scoring twice in the rout.

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Mark White
Content Editor

Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.