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Pochettino quits Chelsea after crisis talks with club owners

Mauricio Pochettino parts ways with Chelsea after a positive end to the season that saw European qualification having started working for the club in July 2023

Mauricio Pochettino has left Chelsea by mutual consent.

Pochettino departs the club after less than a year in charge having agreed a two-year deal last summer. Jesus Perez, Miguel d’Agostino, Toni Jimenez and Sebastiano Pochettino have left the club in addition to Pochettino.

Chelsea finished sixth in the Premier League in a massive improvement from the previous year, but the former Spurs boss becomes the third permanent coach the club have parted ways with since the 2022 takeover.

The decision comes following a season of uncertainty around the Argentine coach’s position after a difficult start to life at Stamford Bridge. For much of 2023/24 the team languished in midtable before a turn in fortunes from February saw them march up the table.

A meeting between Pochettino and sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley and co-owner Behdad Eghbali took place in which Pochettino agreed to his departure.

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Sporting Directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley said in the club’s statement: “On behalf of everyone at Chelsea, we would like to express our gratitude to Mauricio for his service this season. He will be welcome back to Stamford Bridge any time and we wish him all the very best in his future coaching career.”

Mauricio Pochettino said: “Thank you to the Chelsea ownership group and Sporting Directors for the opportunity to be part of this football club’s history. The Club is now well positioned to keep moving forward in the Premier League and Europe in the years to come.”

T he Blues boss hinted ahead of the end of the season that a decision on his future would not only be in the hands of the club. “Look, it is not important,” he said.

“The most important thing is to keep going working if we are all happy, not only the owners happy with us, the sporting directors with us, or us with the organisation the club is building here because then we are all under assessment.

“If we are happy, perfect. But it is not only if the owner are happy or the sporting directors are happy. If we are happy, you need to ask also because we said ‘look maybe we are not happy with certain situations and maybe we are not happy and we need to split.

“It is not going to be the first time that a coaching staff decide at the end of the season not to keep going. But understand that it is always the opposite way, always the owners or the sporting director.

Pochettino quits Chelsea after crisis talks with club owners

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I’m dead, don’t exist anymore – Paul Pogba

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I’m dead, don’t exist anymore – Paul Pogba

Former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has sent the football world into a frenzy and hysteria after making some deeply disturbing and disconcerting statement about his life.

In a viral video on social media, Pogba in a moment of deep emotional vulnerability, opened up about his struggle with life and how football, a sport he once loved passionately, has now become a source of misery and turmoil.

“I’m over. I’m dead. Paul Pogba doesn’t exist anymore.”, the French national team midfielder Paul Pogba said.

The footage captures the visibly unsettled 31-year-old football star, seated in what appears to be a tranquil outdoor setting, letting it all out in a no holds barred conversation

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“I don’t know who I am anymore. Football used to be my life, my passion. Now, it feels like I’ve lost myself,” Pogba confessed in the deeply poignant footage, which has elicited an outpour of sympathy and concern from fans and fellow athletes alike.

The French midfielder, known for his flair and dexterity on the pitch, has been a prominent figure in global football, having played for top clubs including Juventus and Manchester United, as well as representing France at international tournaments. His career has been marked by highs and lows, including pivotal moments in the sport’s spotlight and personal challenges.

Pogba’s heartfelt declaration has sparked speculation and concern among his supporters, with many expressing hopes for his well-being and eventual return to the sport he loves. The video underscores the pressures and uncertainties faced by athletes in the public eye, highlighting the toll that fame and expectation can take on individuals beyond their professional achievements

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Napoli new manager Conte hopes to convince Osimhen

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Napoli new manager Conte hopes to convince Osimhen

New Napoli manager, Antonio Conte, has expressed his desire to speak privately with Victor Osimhen.

He wants to discuss Osimhen’s future amid uncertainty over a potential exit from the club.

Conte is looking at persuading the Super Eagles striker to continue plying his trade with the Serie A side.

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At the moment, nobody is willing to pay Osimhen’s €130m release clause.

Chelsea and Manchester United interest in the Nigerian star has dwindled as both team shifted their focus to younger forwards like Samuel Omorodion and Joshua Zirkzee, while Arsenal are now reportedly in talks with Viktor Gyökeres.

There is no bid forthcoming from PSG at the moment with only Al Ahli and Al Hilal looking as the only serious interested clubs. But the 25-year-old is not interested in a move to the Saudi Pro League

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Mikel Obi undergoes surgery in UK hospital

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Mikel Obi undergoes surgery in UK hospital

Former Super Eagles and Chelsea FC  footballer, Mikel Obi, says he recently underwent surgery at the Princess Grace Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Obi who shared the photos on his Instagram handle did not disclose the nature of the surgery he went for.

The former professional aged 37, began his career with local club Plateau United, before joining Norwegian club Lyn at the age of 17 in 2004.

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He switched to Chelsea in 2006 where he played as a defensive midfielder.  Obi spent 11 years in Chelsea where he won  two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and the 2011–12 Champions League.

He  later played briefly for Tianjin TEDA, Middlesbrough, Trabzonspor and Stoke City.

He played both in the age grade and senior  teams for Nigeria over a period of 14 years between 2005 and 2019.

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