Mauricio Pochettino makes his first big decision on the Chelsea squad
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Mauricio Pochettino has made his first big decision as Chelsea manager just a day after being announced as their new manager.
It has been an absolutely atrocious campaign for Chelsea and they'll have been as glad as anyone to see it come to an end on Sunday afternoon.
Their draw with Newcastle United left them finishing in 12th place in the league, their worst finishing position since being 14th in 1994.
They have managed to hit several new lows in the era since they became a rich club and fans were unimpressed by Frank Lampard's time as interim boss.
Maybe good times are on the way back to Stamford Bridge with Pochettino finally announced as the man who will take the team forward.
It has been one of the worst kept secrets that the Argentine would take over the role but Tottenham Hotspur fans still aren't too happy about it.
Poch is going to have a lot on his plate to make the team competitive for the top four again never mind trying to challenge for the Premier League title.
And he's already made his first big call by deciding that Joao Felix will not be made a permanent transfer at Stamford Bridge, after his loan deal this season.
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo confirmed the news, saying: "We have been informed that Poch does not count with Joao Felix for Chelsea.
"He will return here, we’ll see… we’ve nothing planned."
The Portugal forward joined the club on loan in January after also being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United at the same time.
He was sent off in his first game for the club, a west London derby against Fulham, but still impressed enough to get fans excited.
Felix has only scored four goals in 16 league games and clearly not done enough to impress Poch to want him to stay for next season.
One issue will be the amount of forward players the Blues already have and how many the ex Spurs manager will be looking to get rid of.
Whilst the Atleti star didn't do enough to earn a move he was still more impressive than some, such as the much maligned Mykhailo Mudryk. There is currently no word on any other team wanting to sign Felix this summer.