Jose Mourinho fuels Chelsea future return With fresh meeting amid Todd Boehly trip

Jose Mourinho fuels Chelsea hope as details of next job meeting emerge amid Todd Boehly trip

Mauricio Pochettino’s future at Chelsea continues to remain unclear. The Argentine’s status as head coach at Stamford Bridge for next season isn’t guaranteed after an inconsistent year.

With 11 matches remaining, the west Londoners sit in 11th-place and any hope of securing Champions League football is slowly dwindling despite there being the chance of an extra spot. The Europa League and Europa Conference League remain a possibility.

Chelsea are in the quarter-final of the FA Cup – taking on Leicester City in the quarter-final this Sunday – and winning the domestic competition is viewed as their best chance of securing European football for next season.

Whilst there have been signs of improvement in certain periods under Pochettino, there remains a split opinion on whether he should be given the opportunity to have a second year in charge.

Pochettino’s future has coincided with the availability of Stamford Bridge favourite Jose Mourinho. The 61-year-old is jobless after being sacked by AS Roma in January and there have been calls for him to return for a third stint.

Speculation surrounding Mourinho has gathered pace in the last week after he was seen meeting with Newcastle United owner Yasser Al-Rumayyan at the Formula One Saudi Grand Prix.

Many fans would have noticed that Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly was also in Saudi Arabia recently. The American billionaire, who himself has come under pressure recently, met with Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo.

Emenalo previously held a position in the boardroom at Chelsea and the meeting comes after Riyadh Air was linked with becoming the club’s next shirt sponsor.

There has been no apparent meeting between Boehly and Mourinho, and if there had been, it’s likely not to be made public. However, as Pochettino fights to save his job, Mourinho is favourite to be one of the frontrunners to replace him.

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