Jamie Carragher has criticised Thiago Silva’s wife for her public outburst over Mauricio Pochettino – in which she appeared to call for the Chelsea boss to be sacked.
Isabelle has regularly used her social media to outspokenly express her feelings regarding the state of her husband’s club.
After their recent 4-2 win over Wolves, she stated that it was ‘time for change,’ which appeared to suggest that the Blues should part ways with Pochettino.
She has since apologised for her comments, but Carragher ahead of their clash with Crystal Palace on Monday night, said family members should not be going public about a manager.
Carragher also remarked that Chelsea will have to move on from Silva, who turns 40 in September, and is out of contract this summer.
Jamie Carragher believes Thiago Silva’s wife has put the defender in an ‘awkward position’
Thiago Silva’s wife, Isabelle (left) called for Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked earlier this month
She apologised for her public outburst insisting that she’s just passionate about the team
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‘Thiago Silva is one of the best centre-backs of his generation and he’s shown that since he’s come to Chelsea,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.
‘But there is a bit of pressure on him [now]. He didn’t play against Aston Villa, the team had a great result and the two centre-backs played really well.
‘And he starts off the back of what was said by his wife. In terms of family members speaking, I think back to when I was a player.
‘Whether it be your wife, your father, your brother… whoever it may be should not be going public about a manager.
‘Sometimes an agent comes out and speaks about a player. That is not right and it has to stop. It’s not the first time it’s happened. It’s put him in an awkward position.
‘He’s a fantastic footballer but there will be a few eyes on him. Sooner or later, Chelsea have to move on from Thiago Silva given the age of him.’
Isabelle took to X after Chelsea’s 4-2 loss to Wolves earlier this month, in which she called for Pochettino to be sacked.
She posted: ‘It’s time to change. If you wait any longer it will be too late.’
Pochettino revealed he spoke to Silva personally following Isabelle’s social media post
However, she has since apologised, blaming her ‘outburst’ on being ‘passionate’ and ‘saddened by defeats’.
‘I’m sorry that my personal outburst as a passionate Chelsea fan has caused such an impact. I’m passionate about the team, I thrive on victories and I’m saddened by defeats,’ she wrote on X.
‘We all want the same thing, a winning team, come on Chelsea!!’
Pochettino revealed at his press conference on Tuesday that Chelsea centre back Silva spoke to him personally after Isabelle’s social media post in a bid to ensure there was no tension between the pair.
The Argentine refused to discuss the nature of their conversation, describing it as a ‘private’ matter that was handled before training.
‘He came today to talk with me,’ he said. ‘I am not going to talk in the way we were talking. The important thing is he came and wanted to talk with me.
‘He knows me after more than 10 years, who I am, we are a very strong coaching staff and the way we operate. Of course he came to talk. We talked. It was private. And that’s it.’
This is not the first time that Isabelle has left her husband in a potentially sticky situation.
Isabelle has also not been afraid to criticise her husband’s opponents and team-mates
Isabelle (centre left with their family) has previously hit out at the likes of Silva’s former PSG boss Unai Emery, Graham Potter and his former team-mate Timo Werner
Back in 2018 when the Brazilian defender was playing for PSG she called out manager Unai Emery, writing on Instagram: ‘Tactics, tactics, tactics?’ after her husband was dropped for a 3-1 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid.
Two years later, she hit out at Liverpool’s Andy Robertson after he shared a video of himself skinning Jorginho during a 2-0 win for the Reds in September 2020.
She responded on TikTok: ‘Chilwell is better than u dude you even lost to Southampton’. For good measure, more than 500,000 fans liked her comment.
But it is not just opponents that she has criticised, as she also slammed Timo Werner for his finishing after he failed to find the net in Chelsea’s 1-1 Champions League semi-final first leg draw with Real Madrid in 2021.
‘This is karma, guys. Every team I go there is a striker who keeps missing goals… this Werner, what is his name?’,’ she wrote on Instagram.
In a second video she added: ‘We need a goal, we need to win this match but my attackers don’t want to score, I don’t know why they don’t score.’
Chelsea came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in the Premier League on Monday night
There are concerns over Silva however as he came off after suffering an injury in the game
She blasted Graham Potter’s decision-making last season when he left her husband on the bench for a 4-0 FA Cup defeat at Manchester City, as she posted: ‘I just think that going back or looking for solutions when you take a hasty and totally wrong attitude is not wrong #goblues.’
Chelsea meanwhile are sweating over Thiago Silva’s fitness after he lasted less than 30 minutes in their comeback 3-1 win over Crystal Palace.
He stayed down after attempting to block an effort from Jean-Phillipe Mateta. He received treatment on the field, and was replaced by Levi Colwill – shaking his head as he walked off the pitch.
Pochettino later confirmed the defender felt something in his groin and the Blues will hope that it’s nothing serious with Manchester City and Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final to come over the next couple of weeks.
Source: Daily Mail