Chelsea co-owners Behdad Eghbali and Todd Boehly have decided to back new bossMauricio Pochettino amid growing pressure over his future at the club. That's according to a report from the Telegraph, which claims that the pair have given their support after a tough start to life back in the Premier League.
The Blues have struggled to find their best form over the past year or so, having seen plenty of changes under the new ownership. Thomas Tuchel was dismissed in the first 100 days of their tenure, with Graham Potter decided as the man for the project going forwards.
The former Brighton manager could not quite live up to expectation though, losing his position with Bruno Saltor and then Frank Lampard taking interim roles for the rest of the campaign. A mid-table finish was hardly the start the US investment had in mind, though they were looking to integrate their plan with some pain in transition expected.
A transfer spend of roughly £1billion has only increased the pressure surrounding the club, with Pochettino decided as the next candidate to take the squad forwards. The Argentinian coach had a record of developing young squads to compete, doing so with Southampton and Tottenham.
That will, naturally, take some time, which is a very precious commodity when it comes to the volatile world of Premier League management. One win in six league games so far has left the Blues in the bottom half, with pressure growing over their results picking up before a tough run of fixtures.
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Despite that, the owners will look to continue backingRead on football.london