Chelsea is currently searching for a new manager following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel early this morning.
There are rumors that the Chelsea board are considering Brighton manager Graham Potter, Zinedine Zidane, and Mauricio Pochettino as the potential replacement for German.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea had already begun talks with Graham Potter after Brighton permitted Potter to speak with Chelsea.
He has an £18 million clause in his contract with Brighton, which means Chelsea has to pay the release clause if they want to sign him.
However, Simon Jordan believes Mauricio Pochettino is not the answer to Chelsea’s current problems and claims the media have hyped him.
What did Simon Jordan say?
The former Crystal Palace said on the White and Jordan show saying: “They’ve obviously got someone lined up, they’ve decided.
“And God forbid I hope it’s not [Mauricio] Pochettino, but it may well be.”
The Argentina manager is currently out of a job after being sacked by Paris Saint Germain in the summer after failing to progress beyond the round 16 of the Champions with the French Champions.
Jordan claims Chelsea should go for a Manager who is an upgrade of Thomas Tuchel and believes there are better managers out there, who are better than Mauricio Pochettino.
“I think if you look at his [Tuchel’s] record at PSG and Dortmund, it’s far more compelling than Pochettino.
“Look at the comparison of the results he got at PSG in terms of getting them to a Champions League final, they lost. He won two doubles in France, Pochettino got in the door and did nothing but complain and agitate and index himself to jobs.
“Pochettino is a figment of the media’s imagination. He did a lot of good work at Tottenham with a very good group of players that had an opportunity to be far more successful.
“They choked in the Champions League final, they choked in the Premier League. I’m not a Pochettino admirer, I think he’s a good manager but if you want to be an elite football club Pochettino is not your answer.”
Jordan also added that hiring and firing a manager is part of the Chelsea DNA.
“We’re not privy to the exact circumstances, but what does amuse me in a low-level way is Chelsea fans coming on with a sense of indignation about what this is or isn’t,” Simon added.
“This is the stable diet of your football club. This is now the culture of your football club.
“Your football club hires managers and fires them after an average of 18 months. A bigger surprise would be, breaking news, Chelsea keeps hold of a manager for longer than two years! That would be bigger news.
“People who are coming into football are not interested in the mythology that you’ve got to give people time; you win. We give you the resource and you win.
“If you don’t win, that’s the end of the discussion.
“People say that’s brutal, that’s harsh and that’s ruthless. What it is, is the real world.
“If you want to pay these guys £10-15million a year to be football managers, then they’ve got to win. They’re big boys, there’s no hardship because they’ll get paid the rest of their contract and go and manage somewhere else.
“The bottom line is that Chelsea’s ownership model which the Americans are now replicating is to win.
“They’re not interested in background noise or your personal life, win or we’ll get rid of you.”
Only Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte have lasted for over two years since Roman Abramovich.