Thiago Silva‘s wife, Isabelle, has issued an apology on social media after appearing to call for Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino to be sacked following his team’s 4-2 loss at home to Wolves on Sunday.
The Blues slumped to their 10th league defeat of the season to drop into the bottom half after conceding four goals for the second time in four days against Gary O’Neil’s side at Stamford Bridge.
Isabelle took to X after the final whistle, posting: ‘It’s time to change. If you wait any longer it will be too late.’ Her post seemed to be suggesting that Pochettino needed to be replaced, and sparked controversy given that her husband currently plays under the Argentine coach. However, she has now 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.
Pochettino refused to discuss the nature of their conversation, describing it as a ‘private’ matter that was handled before training.
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.
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.’