Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino opens up on Mason Mount’s move to Manchester United

Mauricio Pochettino's first press conference

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino opens up on Mason Mount’s move to Manchester United

Stephen Oladehinde 17:09 - 07.07.2023

Chelsea's new manager Mauricio Pochettino has spoken about Mason Mount’s recent transfer to Manchester United.

Mason Mount completed his £60 million transfer from Stamford Bridge to Old Trafford earlier this week, ending his 18-year relationship with Chelsea.

The new Man United signing was offered a new contract extension by the Blues but it was rejected.

The English international had a year left on his contract and the midfielder was determined to leave, giving the team no choice but to sell him.

Mauricio Pochettino who was recently appointed as Chelsea manager has given his view about Mount’s transfer.

Mauricio PochettinoChelsea's new boss Mauricio Pochettino
Chelsea's new boss Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino speaks on Mounts transfer

The Argentine was reluctant to speak much about the transfer but could only say it’s now in the past he only deals with players at the club.

The extent, if any, of Pochettino's involvement in Mount's departure is unknown, and the Argentine was reluctant to discuss it in depth at his first press conference at the club.

Pochettino said as reported by Metro, “When I talk about the future, it’s about the players in the squad.

“He [Mount] is a Manchester United player now. I don’t know what happened in the past, we need to be focused on our players and move on and try to build a nice story.

“I am proud of my past [at Spurs] but now I need to look forward, concentrate on what people expect of me and hope to build a good relationship with everyone.

“We need to be right in our decision to create a competitive team. What I have found in the club from Monday is very good people, good attitudes. So far so good.”

Pochettino speaks about Chelsea transfers 

Pochettino was asked about the transfer policy of the club including outgoings and incoming players.

When asked about signings and sales, as reported by Metro, he said, “I think it is better if I clarify the situation. When we met for the first time, we agreed to start work in July.

“Laurence and Paul represent the plans for the squad. They showed me the transition plan, they started to work, the club started to work.

“It is doing a fantastic job and I am happy. From now, from the 1st of July, I am more involved, I want to work with them.”

The new manager was brought in to turn the fortune of the club around after a difficult 2022/2023 season.