Ex-Premier League manager spotted at Stamford Bridge watching Chelsea vs Aston Villa as pressure mounts on Pochettino | The Sun
JULEN LOPETEGUI was surprisingly at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea lose to Aston Villa, according to reports.
The Blues were beaten 1-0 at home to leave them languishing in 14th in the table.
Pressure is beginning to mount on new boss Mauricio Pochettino with him yet to turn around Chelsea's disastrous form.
The club have won just six matches in all competitions during 2023.
And this comes after summer spending took Todd Boehly's transfer outlay to £1billion since he bought the club in May last year.
Pochettino raged at his players after yesterday's defeat and admitted that the owner is "disappointed" by the team's start to the season.
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And a shock report has emerged that experienced manager Lopetegui was in the stands to see Chelsea's struggles.
Birmingham World claim he watched the match from a hospitality suite inside Stamford Bridge.
Lopetegui has been at the helm of the likes of Real Madrid, Sevilla and the Spanish national team during his career.
He was most recently in charge of Wolves, saving them from relegation last season.
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However, the 57-year-old decided to leave just days before their opening match of this campaign due to frustration over transfer business and a fall out with club chiefs.
He was replaced by Gary O'Neil.
Lopetegui is supposedly keen on another job in England as he believes he has unfinished business in the Premier League.
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