Chelsea are in a complete mess right now and after their 4-1 loss to Wolves, Pochettino’s job has come under the scanner.
The Blues have lost more Premier League games than they have won this season and after 23 matches, Chelsea are sitting 11th on the table with just 31 points against their names.
According to reports, Blues chief Behdad Eghbali and co-owner Todd Boehly wish to bring in Bayer Leverkusen’s manager Xabi Alonso as the successor to Mauricio Pochettino.
Alonso has done wonders with Leverkusen this season with his side sitting at the top of the Bundesliga table and the most impressive thing is that they are yet to lose a match this season.
Xabi’s being eyed by Liverpool as the heir to Jurgen Klopp who is set to leave in the summer but Chelsea believe the job at Stamford Bridge will be a tempting one for the 42-year-old.
Bayer have won 25 out of the 29 games they have played this season and this campaign, Xabi Alonso has a PPM of 2.72. His contract with the German side expires in 2026 but with the kind of season he’s having, there’s no way he will remain at the club beyond the summer.
A club like Chelsea can very easily lure in Alonso but for that to happen, they will first have to sack Pochettino and this feat is proving to be a tricky job.
Sacking the Argentine and his backroom staff will cost around £10 million and if the Blues spend that much then they risk breaching the Financial Fair Play rules.
Chelsea will need to raise around £100 million before the end of June so that they can balance their books and clearly, they cannot add another £10 million to this already vast requirement.
Chelsea are set to face Liverpool in the EFL Cup final at the end of this month and we think Boehly will want to hold onto Pochettino till that game. If the Blues can somehow win that match then the Argentine should remain at the helm but if they lose to Klopp’s men then Poch will have to start packing his bags immediately.