Ahead of Saturday’s match against Sheffield United, sports journalist David Ornstein was joined by the Premier League mornings team on USA/Peacock to discuss the current affairs around Chelsea.
With Saturday being such a big day for Pochettino, David was asked what the current situation is surrounding his future. Ahead of the game he told USA/Peacock;
“I’ve got no information to suggest that his job is under immediate threat, what the ownership at Stamford Bridge would like to do is review his position in the summer which is a year into a 2 year contract with an option to extend by 12 months. But you do never know in football, especially at Chelsea.”
Ornstein went onto talk about how Pochettino has not had the luck with injuries and reconfirms reports that we will know more regarding Reece James on Monday.
Regarding the January transfer window, David Ornstein offered insight on what is behind Chelsea’s transfer strategy and perhaps just how long we have to wait to see the finished article, he told Rebecca Lowe, “Chelsea are actually 2 windows into a 4 window strategy, so we’re being told wait till the 1st September 2024 to really judge this new regime around recruitment which is being led by Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley”.
It seems like Chelsea’s strategy hasn’t changed heading into January as David also said that Pochettino will not have “any increased influence”. Furthermore it seems like an attacker is imminent at Stamford Bridge but Ornstein couldn’t put a specific time frame on that exact arrival.
Thiago Silva’s time also seems to be coming to an end with Chelsea being in the market for a central defender. Similar could be said about Conor Gallagher as Ornstein said the club are “well stocked in midfield” and have a “fortune of riches” whilst helping the clubs financial fair play situation.
January certainly looks to be a busy one at Stamford Bridge.
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