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Chelsea FC’s Carabao Cup loss raises doubts over Pochettino’s future

An awkward incident involving Mauricio Pochettino and Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has cast doubt over the manager’s future at Chelsea. Following Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Liverpool in Carabao Cup final, Pochettino claimed to have received a supportive text from Boehly. However, a video clip from Wembley Stadium suggests otherwise.

As Pochettino and his players climbed up to the Wembley balcony to collect their runners-up medals, the Argentine appeared to ignore Boehly, who made a movement towards him. Pochettino walked past Boehly and instead shook hands with Boehly’s right-hand man, Behdad Eghbali. Then he shared a moment with some young supporters. It has been only nine months since his appointment as Chelsea manager. However, this snub has led to speculation that Pochettino could be on his way out of the club.

In addition to the disappointing loss in the Carabao Cup final, Pochettino’s tenure at Chelsea has been marred by heavy league defeats to Liverpool and Wolves since the turn of the year. The Blues currently sit 11th in Premier League table and are facing a tough task to secure European football for next season. Thus, The pressure on Pochettino is mounting.

Pochettino defends Chelsea players after Gary Neville’s remark

Pochettino defended his players after the match, following Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville’s description of Chelsea as “Blue billion pound bottlejobs” live on air. He felt the comment was “not fair”, pointing out the age difference between the two sides.

Pochettino has insisted that he has the full backing of Boehly. But the incident at Wembley has raised questions about the Argentine’s future at Chelsea. With the club’s season in disarray and Pochettino overseeing a disappointing campaign, the pressure is on for Chelsea to turn things around and salvage something from what has been a tough season.

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