‘I am happy’ - Bizarre comments emerge from Newcastle United’s rival for Europa League

Chelsea moved level on points with Newcastle United after coming from behind to beat Nottingham Forest

Mauricio Pochettino has refuted suggestions he is unhappy at Chelsea amid uncertainty over his future.

Todd Boehly and BlueCo - the group that owns the Blues - are expected to sit down with the Argentine at the end of the season. As of yet, a decision has not been made about whether Pochettino will remain in the dugout.

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While the season has been underwhelming overall, there are recent signs of improvement under the 52-year-old. Chelsea have lost just one of their last 13 Premier League fixtures - winning seven - to make a late European surge.

A thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Nottingham Forest moved the Blues level on points with Newcastle United. But Pochettino’s position remains in limbo, with supporters also divided on the former Tottenham Hotspur man.

Ahead of their win over Forest, the Chelsea boss bizarrely admitted “it would not be the end of the world” if he were sacked. Pochettino clarified these comments to reporters after the game.

“I never said that I am not happy,” he said. “I said maybe I am happy, maybe I am unhappy. I never said I am not happy. It is a normal headline and sometimes too much honesty talking. It is not a problem.

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“I have one year more in my contract, like I said yesterday, I am thinking long term and thinking for a life here. We are working because we are professional and thinking to win games and trying to make the owners happy, trying to make the staff, players and fans happy.

“I had an honest conversation in the press conference. To clarify, if the owner is happy with my job, we can continue.”

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