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        Blues players unhappy at Pochettino exit

        Chelsea manager-in-waiting must nip discontent in the bud

        2024/06/02 15:50

        Set to be unveiled early this week as Chelsea's new manager, Enzo Maresca's first job at Stamford Bridge will be to win over a group of players who are questioning the decision to part ways with Mauricio Pochettino.

        Maresca, who left Leicester City after leading the Foxes to promotion in the Championship last season, lacks experience at the highest level and, according to the Guardian, the majority of Chelsea's players "remain unhappy" that Pochettino left the club by mutual consent last month. 

        Despite a promising end to the season that saw Chelsea finish sixth to clinch a spot in the Conference League, the Blues' top brass are convinced that Maresca better fits the structure at the club and feel his possession-based approach will bring the best out of a technically gifted squad that has been assembled at quite some expense over the past two seasons. 

        One positive for Maresca, highlighted by the Guardian article, is that he has previously worked with Chelsea youngsters Cole Palmer and Romeo Lavia during his time at Manchester City's academy. 

        Further, Chelsea look set to beat Newcastle to the signature of Fulham centre-half Tosin Adarabioyo this summer, the rangy defender having also progressed through the Cityzens' youth set-up while Maresca was in situ. 

        Market value
        21.00 M €
        Tosin Adarabioyo
        Born/Age1997-09-24(26 -yrs-old)
        PositionDefender (Centre Back)


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        2024-06-02 17h08m by edavidson
        As a football fan, I have to say I'm not convinced by this decision. Pochettino did a great job at Chelsea and it's disappointing to see him leave. Maresca may have led Leicester to promotion, but he lacks experience at the highest level. The players seem unhappy, and I can't blame them. Hopefully, Maresca can prove us wrong and win us over with his possession-based approach. Time will tell.
        2024-06-02 16h48m by nlawson12
        Excited to see Maresca take the reins at Chelsea! As a fan, I trust the club's decision and I'm sure his possession-based approach will bring out the best in our talented squad. Looking forward to seeing what he can do!
        2024-06-02 16h23m by gkingsley
        As a football fan, I have mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I'm excited to see a new manager take over at Chelsea and bring a fresh approach to the team. However, I can understand why the players might be questioning the decision to let go of Pochettino, especially after the successful end to the season. I hope Maresca can win them over and prove his worth at the highest level.


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