'Stay in London': Mauricio Pochettino drops big Chelsea future hint minutes after Bournemouth win

Mauricio Pochettino has led Chelsea back to Europe in his first season in charge of the club.

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino says he’s going to stay in London for a while in a major hint of his future after a brilliant second half of the season saw his team win their last five games and finish sixth in the league.

Moises Caicedo scored a brilliant 50-yard strike, his first in Chelsea colours as they finished a challenging season on a high. To get back into Europe is massive for Chelsea financially and there reports that there will be a review of the manager's future to determine if he should be in charge for next season.

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Asked if he’s looking forward to discussing his work with the owners Pochettino said: "I don't know if that is going to happen or not. I don't have any idea about this. All I can tell you is on Friday night, Todd invited me for dinner and it was a very nice dinner together.

“But I don't know about the rumours about the review. My staff tomorrow are flying for their holidays. I am going to stay in London for a few more days. I am always open. My phone is going to be on."

As things stand, they are due to play in the Europa Conference League but if Manchester City win the FA Cup then they will move up and play in the Europa League, and for a team that finished 12th last season, they have moved up six places in what has ended as a respectable campaign.

If Pochettino stays for next season he will hope that Cole Palmer who scored league 22 goals in the league replicates or even builds on what has been a really good first year in west London.

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