Chelsea players left in shock as Mauricio Pochettino exits, causing WhatsApp groups to erupt

Chelsea players were left in shock after Mauricio Pochettino left the club by mutual consent on Tuesday. Former Chelsea captain John Terry, who still works with the club’s academy, also expressed his frustration over the departure. The news was exclusively revealed by Telegraph Sport, prompting disbelief among the squad.

Players’ WhatsApp groups went ‘into meltdown’ and agents were quick to verify the news for their clients. Pochettino was a popular figure among the players, and his staff, particularly assistant Jesus Perez, were well liked and respected. Players had received no prior hints from Pochettino about his departure, following their final-day victory over Bournemouth that secured European qualification.

Chelsea players expressed their emotions over Pochettino’s exit on social media. Nicolas Jackson posted a picture with the coach and shared his heartfelt message. John Terry, Cole Palmer, and Moises Caicedo also shared their appreciation for Pochettino and wished him well in the future.

Several names are under consideration to replace Pochettino at Chelsea, including Sebastian Hoeness, Michel, Kieran McKenna, Enzo Maresca, and Thomas Frank. Frank hinted that he would consider leaving Brentford for the right offer, with potential interest from Manchester United as well.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Frank expressed his ambitions to win titles and mentioned that he would consider an offer from a big club if it came along. Chelsea will be evaluating their options carefully to find the right candidate to lead the team forward.

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