The “greatest thing” about Chelsea, according to Jamie Carragher, is Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine manager of the Blues has overseen his club to two impressive victories in a week, despite a rocky start to his tenure.
Chelsea looked impressive at times during Sunday’s exciting 4–4 tie with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, even though Monday’s 4–1 victory over Tottenham may not have been the most convincing performance despite the scoreline.
This season, Pochettino’s team has also upped their game against Arsenal and Liverpool, maybe giving a clue that things are clicking following yet another exciting summer.
Carragher thinks the former Tottenham manager is the best person to lead the initiative, as Pochettino acknowledged when he took the position that a team like Chelsea expected quick success.
Not the players or the owners, but Pochettino is the finest thing about Chelsea right now, Carragher stated on Sky Sports.
“That man is crucial. I doubt Chelsea could have chosen a better manager if one had been available if they wanted to resume winning trophies.” All around him needs to get better.
Carragher continued, “I think Pochettino deserves credit for turning Stamford Bridge’s ambitious recruitment drive—which aimed to buy mostly young players from throughout the world—into a success.
That hasn’t worked, as we now know,” he remarked.
It’s been disorganised. It has not gone well. It is ineffective.
Carragher responded, “That’s because of the manager,” when asked if recent performance seemed to indicate Chelsea’s array of young players were improving.
“With regard to the big games, the manager is at a loss for what this group of players can provide.”