Winning FA Cup won’t save Pochettino from Chelsea sack – Journalist reveals what will happen

Mauricio Pochettino
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Winning the FA Cup title may not be sufficient to save Mauricio Pochettino from getting the sack at Chelsea ahead of next season, according to journalist, Dean Jones.

The Blues have endured a turbulent time under the Argentine this season, and currently sit in 11th place on the Premier League table after 26 matches.

Aside from being 19 points adrift of fourth-placed Aston Villa, Chelsea also missed out on the opportunity to win a trophy this season, when they lost 1-0 to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final last month.

Pochettino has now come under massive pressure from the fans, who want to see some consistency from their team after they finished 12th and missed out on European football last term.

It’s been said that if Pochettino can win the FA Cup in his first year at Stamford Bridge, he may yet be able to save himself from getting axed from his job, but Jones has now told Give Me Sport that the 52-year-old might actually need to do more.

“Things are not looking good for Pochettino, but he still has time to save face,” said Jones.

“At the beginning of this season, the club hoped they could, at the very least, qualify for the Europa League – and that is still possible.

“Winning the FA Cup could salvage something from this season and help the owners restore some pride. It’s been a tough year, though.

“I’m not certain even that would cement his place at the club for next season because the bond with the fans isn’t there, the style of football and consistency isn’t there, and the league form has been a let down.”

Jones continued: “Amorim is consistently cited as the man they would be most interested in if they need a replacement, but that one is not straightforward. If it can’t happen, I think Chelsea already have a list of at least five other names in mind.”