Pochettino: Todd Boehly has stopped calling or texting me since this game

Mauricio Pochettino
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Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he’s unsure of the level of support he has from the Chelsea owners.

Pochettino used to have direct communication with the club owners, and they used to assure him of his future. However, Pochettino has now revealed that he hasn’t heard from the Chelsea owners in about two months.

The club owners sent him messages of support during a difficult period back in February, but Pochettino now says that he hasn’t heard from them ever since.

Pochettino’s communication with Chelsea’s hierarchy comes via co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, and he seems uncertain of his future at Stamford Bridge.

“In the last few months we didn’t cross [paths] or message,” revealed Pochettino ahead of another very difficult match on Saturday evening away to Aston Villa.

“We communicated through the sporting directors but nothing has changed. We are not changing my view or my feeling, even though in the last few weeks we are not [exchanging] texts.”

Asked whether he still believes he has the support of Stewart and Winstanley at least, Pochettino replied: “That’s a good question for them if you have the opportunity to ask them.

“But it’s not a subjective idea of us [that we have problems] – it is the reality. Okay, that is a point: if we are [considered] responsible, we are responsible.

“Maybe we are not responsible in this situation. I cannot answer the question because, to be honest, I don’t know what they are thinking.”

Pochettino also feels a lot of factors are outside of his control, adding: “My responsibility is that the team performs. But of course, the club is designing and planning a structure that you need to prove works. Because of the results, you can say it’s just [the manager].

“But I don’t have the key to the club. I don’t make all the decisions here. That is to be made clear. If you say to me I have the key and this guy is here because it’s my decision, that is one thing.

“But if this is not my decision you need to judge me and judge him in his job, no? Because it’s not my direct responsibility.”