Thiago Silva has been put in an ‘awkward position’ (Picture: Getty)
Silva’s wife Belle appeared to call for Pochettino to be sacked in the wake of a catastrophic 4-2 loss to Wolves just over a week ago.
That forced Pochettino to hold crunch talks with his player and Carragher feels that Belle has put her 39-year-old husband in an ‘awkward position’.
‘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.
Mauricio Pochettino has held crunch talks with Thiago Silva (Picture: Getty)
‘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.’
Meanwhile, ITV commentator John Champion couldn’t resist a cheeky dig at Silva and his wife Belle during Chelsea’s FA Cup win over Aston Villa on Wednesday.
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