After a faltering start to his time as Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino has claimed he has it easier now than he did at both Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

Mauricio Pochettino became a Tottenham icon during his stint in charge between 2014 and 2019. The Argentinian oversaw the most successful period in recent history for Spurs, guiding the team to a Champions League final and second place in the Premier League.

Though he was unable to secure any silverware for Spurs, Pochettino had the adoration of the supporters and the players. This is largely down to the fact that his team played attractive football, and the coach endeared himself to the fan base very quickly.

Pochettino has since taken over at Chelsea, and may well have lost some of that affection from the Spurs fans after signing up with a fierce rival.

Despite spending big in the summer, it has not been an impressive start for Pochettino in West London. His Chelsea side are languishing in 14th place in the league after six games, with just one win and two draws.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Chelsea Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino poses for the photographer after holding a Press Conference at Stamford Bridge on July 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Pochettino found it more difficult at Spurs

He may be feeling the pressure already at Chelsea, but Pochettino has insisted this job is not as difficult as the Tottenham job was.

Fabrizio Romano shared the 51-year-old’s comments regarding the Chelsea job: “It’s less hard than it was at Southampton and Tottenham. Trust me, believe me.”

And, on the solution to Chelsea’s problems, Pochettino added: “The only thing we are missing is to score goals.”

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I’ve been quite shocked by just how poor Chelsea have started the season, and I’m sure they will turn it around. The situation there is the perfect example of the idea that throwing money at a problem is not guaranteed to fix it, but if Pochettino is given time it should work out.

Regarding his comments, I would probably agree that the Chelsea job should be pretty straightforward, given the incredible resources he has been afforded. He got nothing like that at Southampton or Spurs, which made things far more challenging.

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