Mauricio Pochettino reveals when his Chelsea future will be decided

  • Argentine halfway through contract with position soon to be reviewed
  • Some Chelsea fans have warmed to his management in recent weeks
  • The 52-year-old is happy to stay with Blues if given the opportunity
Pochettino's future will soon be revealed
Pochettino's future will soon be revealed / Catherine Ivill - AMA/GettyImages

Chelsea head coach Mauricio Pochettino has stated it's only a matter of days until he and his coaching staff learn whether they will still be at Stamford Bridge next season.

Pochettino was appointed Blues head coach around this time last year and will undergo a two-way appraisal of his position to determine whether he will continue into the second half of his initial two-year contract.

While a portion of fans have remained unwavering in their desire to see Pochettino depart - not least due to his links to rivals Tottenham Hotspur - others have had a change of heart, sparked by Chelsea's recent improvement.

The 52-year-old has emphasised his current contentment but has also made it clear that he would not object if the club were to decide to part ways with him in the summer.

"I am so comfortable and you know us after more than 10 years of working here in England. We are so comfortable," Pochettino said in a press conference.

"In the way we are not comfortable is to put in doubt – like you are talking – are [we] going to be here or not here?

"First, it is not my decision because if the owners are thinking to change – yes, for sure in one week we will know. That's an instability with which we are comfortable with working.

"With the truth, that's the plan, the realistic objectives with which we can do or not do. Then we start to work and work until the end. We are going to be very strong to try to help.

"It is true that in the last few months, like we were talking, that question is always coming. You need to kill the rumours if that's not true, if not the rumour is there for a different strategy.

"If you ask is it affecting me? It is not affecting me. Is it affecting the people working with? I think yes because in the end you can kill the rumour, sack me and that's not a problem. It happens in a lot of clubs."

Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino recently showcased his coaching prowess with a masterclass performance against West Ham / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/GettyImages

A run of three games without a loss - against challenging opposition to boot - has lifted Chelsea into seventh place in the Premier League table, two points behind Newcastle in sixth. The Blues most recently trounced West Ham 5-0, with goals scored by Cole Palmer, Conor Gallagher, Noni Madueke, and two from Nicolas Jackson.

Pochettino and his men travel to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest on Saturday,