The shocking way Chelsea’s players found out about Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from the club


Some Chelsea players were reportedly ‘devastated’ after finding out about Mauricio Pochettino’s departure as manager.

Pochettino left Stamford Bridge by mutual consent on Tuesday, days after guiding the Blues to a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League.

Chelsea looked to have turned a corner under the 52-year-old in the closing weeks of the season, winning their last five Premier League games.

But an end-of-season meeting between Pochettino and club chiefs determined that the Argentinian’s future would lie away from Stamford Bridge.

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The news broke on social media around an hour before it was officially announced by Chelsea, with The Telegraph reporting that Pochettino and several of his key staff members departed following a club meeting.

According to The Sun, Blues stars only found out from those social media posts that Pochettino had been sacked, with the club not yet delivering the news.

Several Chelsea players have reacted with sadness to the Argentinian’s departure, with Pochettino clearly a popular figure among many in the dressing room.


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