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John Terry breaks ranks at Chelsea with strong reaction to Mauricio Pochettino’s departure as he fires transfer market warning to Todd Boehly

John Terry issued a strong response to the news of Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Chelsea and urged the club to hold off on signing new players.

WHAT HAPPENED?
The legendary former Chelsea defender is currently back at the club as an academy coach. He took to Instagram to express his opinion following the shock announcement Pochettino has left the club by mutual consent.

WHAT TERRY SAID
The ex-England star posted on an Instagram story that he was “gutted” to see the Argentine go, along with his son, Sebastiano, and assistant Jesus Perez. Terry added in a what appeared to be a warning to Todd Boehly and the Chelsea ownership regime: “I just hope we don’t sign or sell any players until we get a manager in.”

THE BIGGER PICTURE
The announcement of Pochettino’s exit reportedly came as a shock to the Chelsea squad, sparking a “meltdown” in the team WhatsApp group. Blues stars Nicolas Jackson and Cole Palmer both thanked the manager in social media posts in the wake of the news.

WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA?
Chelsea will start looking for a new manager to improve on their sixth-place finish in the Premier League next season, while the Stamford Bridge team will also compete in Europe after a strong finish to the 2023-24 campaign under Pochettino.

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