Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he ‘likes’ the club’s owners entering the team’s dressing room after matches at Stamford Bridge.
Pochettino has confirmed that co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, as well as co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, have been making regular post-match visits to the dressing room this season.
The Blues’ 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa which left Chelsea with just one win from their opening six Premier League games as they sit 14th in the table despite spending £1bn since being taken over in May 2022.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup third-round home tie against Brighton, Pochettino said: “I like when the owners come [in].
“In all my career as a coach at Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, I think it’s good that the owner comes to the dressing room.
“The way in which they approach the players is most important. If they are in a good and correct way then they’re very welcome.
“After my press conference on Sunday [against Villa] they came and shared with us like normally. They also did it with [the games against] Liverpool, Luton and Nottingham Forest.
“They came with Paul and Laurence, Behdad and sometimes also Todd, and they share some comment and we talk about the game always after my media duties.
“I don’t see it in a bad way. For me it’s good always if they share with us and then they say hello to the players. If they came for a speech or a different thing, then of course maybe that is different.
“But in the way that they come, they are very welcome. They own the club, so I think they can do whatever they want.
“I think they are in a very good way and we are so glad that they came and shared time with us – even when we won the game or we didn’t win and we’re suffering.”