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Awkward Mauricio Pochettino and Todd Boehly incident casts doubt over text sent to Chelsea manager

Awkward Mauricio Pochettino and Todd Boehly incident casts doubt over text sent to Chelsea manager

The incident was at odds with the text.

An awkward incident involving Mauricio Pochettino and Todd Boehly has cast doubt over a text message the Chelsea owner sent his manager.

On Sunday Chelsea spurned the chance to win a first trophy under Pochettino, losing 1-0 to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

Liverpool captain Virgil van Dijk scored the winning goal in the 118th minute, after Liverpool's youthful substitutes outplayed Chelsea's stars in extra-time.

Chelsea's players were visibly upset at the final whistle, as one of the few opportunities to rescue a disastrous season passed them by.

With his side currently 11th in the Premier League table and with little hope of securing European football for next season, the pressure on Pochettino is mounting.

However, despite overseeing heavy league defeats to Liverpool and Wolves since the turn of the year, the Argentine manager has insisted that he has the full backing of Chelsea owner Todd Boehly.

After his side were schooled 4-2 by Wolves at Stamford Bridge, Pochettino told reporters: "I received a very good text after the game against Wolves from the owners. We’re all together in this."

However, that doesn't exactly tally with what happened at Wembley after Sunday's defeat.

As he and his players climbed up to the Wembley balcony to collect their runners up medals, Pochettino appeared to ignore Boehly.

Liverpool got their hands on the trophy (Image: Getty)
Liverpool got their hands on the trophy (Image: Getty)

The American made a movement towards his coach, but the Argentine had already walked past him.

After the snub, Pochettino shook hands with Boehly's right-hand man Behdad Eghbali and shared a moment with some young supporters.

Fans have joked that the controversial clip suggests the former Tottenham manager could be on his way out of the club just nine months after announcing his appointment.

As well as overseeing a disappointing campaign, Pochettino now has the dubious honour of being the manager of the first English side to lose six successive domestic finals.

Pochettino defended his players after the match, after Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville described Chelsea as "Blue billion pound bottlejobs" live on air.

When asked about it in his post-match interview, the coach said he felt the comment was "not fair", while comparing the age groups between the sides.

Featured Image Credit: Getty & Sky Sports

Topics: Chelsea, Carabao Cup, Liverpool, Mauricio Pochettino, Premier League, Todd Boehly, Virgil Van Dijk