Back at Stamford Bridge: Pochettino returns for Soccer Aid

Back at Stamford Bridge: Pochettino returns for Soccer Aid

Mauricio Pochettino was in good spirits as he made his return to Stamford Bridge just weeks after his departure from Chelsea.

Pochettino was dismissed as Chelsea boss on May 21 but he made a swift return to the home of the Blues as manager of the World XI at Soccer Aid.

The 52-year-old received a good reception from the crowd and responded by waving and blowing kisses to those in attendance.

Pochettino’s Chelsea tenure lasted just 51 games, of which he won 26, drew 11 and lost 14.

Chelsea finished in sixth place in the Premier League last season, while they reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and were runners up in the League Cup as they lost to Liverpool in the final. 

Mauricio Pochettino waved to the crowd as he made a swift return to Stamford Bridge

Pochettino was back at Stamford Bridge just weeks after his departure from Chelsea

Pochettino was back at Stamford Bridge just weeks after his departure from Chelsea

Chelsea have already moved to replace Pochettino by bringing in former Leicester manager Enzo Maresca.

Pochettino was taking charge of a World XI team that included former Chelsea stars Eden Hazard, Petr Cech, Michael Essien and John Obi Mikel as well as legends such as Alessandro Del Piero and Patrice Evra.

Former Chelsea manager Pochettino found himself back in the dugout at Stamford Bridge

Former Chelsea manager Pochettino found himself back in the dugout at Stamford Bridge

Celebrities included in the World XI squad included Usain Bolt, Tommy Fury and Tony Bellew.  

Meanwhile, former internationals Ashley Cole, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott are in the England squad along with Danny Dyer, Stuart Broad and Mo Farah. 

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