Who is Neil Barnett who clashed with Mauricio Pochettino during Chelsea’s press conference in viral video

Who is Neil Barnett who clashed with Mauricio Pochettino during Chelsea’s press conference in viral video

Here is all you need to know about Neil Barnett, the ex-Chelsea insider and football podcaster as his video berating Pochettino goes viral

The Chelsea press officer was charged with “s*** management of a press conference” after the Blues thrashed Everton 6-0, and Mauricio Pochettino was enmeshed in a heated dispute between the club and the former stadium announcer.

The victory on Tuesday was marred by an altercation between three Chelsea players about who gets to take penalties. It was Cole Palmer later, who eventually scored the penalty for the Blue’s fifth and his fourth.

Who is Neil Barnett who clashed with manager Mauricio Pochettino during Chelsea’s press conference in viral video

A video that One Football uploaded shows the Chelsea manager, who had indicated that he would like to talk about the event, joking at the questions as he leaves the Stamford Bridge press room.

While he was about to leave the room, he turned back and stated, “You all [asked] one [question] all press conference,” a report in Daily Mail says.

To which, Neil Barnett replied, “You stopped the press conference,” stating if the manager had stayed for more time, he could have gotten other questions.

The Blue’s boss then responded, “Every question was in this way.” Meanwhile, after Pochettino left the room, Neil states in frustration, as per the affomentioned source, “S*** management of a press conference.”

So, who is Neil Barnett? Let us have a look about him.


Who is Neil Barnett?

Neil Barnett had been a fixture at Stamford Bridge for years, working on matchdays entertaining fans and also in roles with the club’s in-house TV channel but he was axed from Chelsea TV by the club in 2018 after 32 years of service.

Neil Barnett is a Chelsea Football Club insider since around three decades. He is also the host for ‘The Football show’ of SiriusXM for around 14 years as per his X bio.

On his social media page, he can be seen interviewing alot of players in press conference.


He often tweets about Chelsea Football Club and on of the tweets include, “Cole Palmer’s first-half was easily the most world class @ChelseaFC individual attacking performance since Eden Hazard left nearly 5 years ago.”

He is however, not limited to the Premier League side. Recently, on his podcasting page, he posted a discussion on Vinicius Jr with the caption “Second best behind Mbappe.” The video was even liked by the Brazilian on his Joy of Football podcast page.


Neil also acknowledged the like by posting the screenshot of it with the caption, “Good to know that @vinijr dips into @joy_of_football_pod to hear Martin Tyler and me talk about him.”