Chelsea have been put off sacking their head coach Mauricio Pochettino amid concerns over breaking Premier League spending rules, according to reports.
The Argentine is under huge pressure at Stamford Bridge following Sunday’s 4-2 home defeat to Wolves with Jose Mourinho among the favourites to replace him.
Pochettino arrived in west London this summer, tasked with turning the Blues’ fortunes around after an abysmal 12th-placed finish in the top-flight last term.
But the former Tottenham boss has been unable to make much of an impact with Chelsea sitting 11th in the table after 23 games played so far this season.
The pressure is mounting on Pochettino after fans booed the team off on Sunday and the wife of one of Chelsea’s players has appeared to call for his sacking.
Pochettino is thought to be considering an immediate tactical change as he fights to keep his job under co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali.
But according to the Daily Mail, sacking Pochettino is not that straightforward for the Chelsea hierarchy, who are worried about profit and sustainability rules (PSR).
Pochettino has around 18 months left on his contract and the decision to sack him and his backroom team would cost Chelsea over £10m.
Any pay-off agreed before June would count towards PSR with Chelsea already walking a financial tightrope having spent huge money on new players.
That means that Chelsea may decide to keep Pochettino until at least the end of the season despite increasing calls from Blues fans to sack their head coach.
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