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‘It’s out of my hands’ – Poch doubles down on uncertain Chelsea future

The Chelsea boss admits he is planning for the future but still does not know if he will be in charge next season.

Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has once again said he does not know if he will be in charge at Stamford Bridge next season.

The former Tottenham manager recently admitted he may not want to continue his role in West London but has since backtracked, stating he never said he did not see his future at the Blues.

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Chelsea have been resurgent in 2024, climbing up the table and putting themselves in with a chance of securing European football next term.

They are now just six points off fifth-placed Tottenham with two games to go.

Their position marks a significant improvement under Pochettino compared to the 2022-23 campaign, where they finished 12th.

With an extra 15 points on the board, fans have changed their tune on the Argentine and many pundits believe he is taking the club in the right direction.

Speaking ahead of the Blues’ clash against Brighton, Poch said: “We are planning, we are working. Some comments from my side have been put in a negative way.

“Always I try to be positive and I try to translate my feelings – to you and to the people.

“But I never said I am not thinking of the future. We are thinking of the future – it is already planned.

“The plan is there to start the pre-season – the date we are going to start – and then it is not in my hands to be here or not to be here.

“People are talking a lot in this season. People are talking about many things.

“If you asked me about all the things that have happened over the last 10 months, then I think to get into Europe would be very good for us.

“But are we going to judge people because of the results or are we going to judge people because of the process put in place and all of the circumstances that we have had [to deal with]? That is a difficult thing to judge.

“I do not want to be repetitive but I think that is too much the history of Chelsea – even if we win the next two games it is not going to be a successful season.

“We want too much to [think about] the history of Chelsea. But for me it can be a very good season.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.

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