David Seaman wants Chelsea to sack head coach Mauricio Pochettino
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 27, 2023 - 08:27PM
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino is already under significant pressure (Picture: Getty)

David Seaman says he is ‘happy’ for to sack because it would mean less competition for his beloved .

Pochettino took over as Chelsea head coach this but has endured a tough start, with the club winning one of their opening six top-flight games.

The Argentine is already under significant pressure and , especially against Fulham and Burnley.

But Arsenal legend Seaman is a huge fan of former Tottenham boss Pochettino, and feels he would only improve Chelsea if he stays at Stamford Bridge.

‘Aston Villa beat Chelsea and there was a lot of talk about Pochettino getting sacked,’ Seaman said on his podcast.

‘It’s not Pochettino [who is the problem]. If they get rid of him I will be well happy, because Chelsea will be right out of it.

‘The longer he stays, the better they will get. There is no doubt about that.

‘I heard someone say it’s like he has a big handful of cards but can’t find the right hand.’

Seaman instead took aim at Chelsea’s co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali for ‘forcing’ a young squad on Pochettino and for the changes they have made at the club off the pitch since they took over from Roman Abramovich.

‘They are a young squad. That’s been forced on him a little bit, I think,’ Seaman said.

‘A lot of the backroom staff got fired in the change of ownership process. That’s not a good sign. Not just coaches but kit men and all that sort of side of it.’

Chelsea have spent over £1 billion on transfers under Boehly and Eghbali but their huge spending has not translated into success on the pitch, with the club suffering an abysmal 12th-placed finish last season before a slow start this term.

Seaman feels Pochettino will eventually turn things around, though, if he is given time to do so as he added: ‘Chelsea are going to come good. Arsenal have them in a couple weeks and they need to get three points while they can because they are going to get better, there is no doubt.’