Julian Nagelsmann has now withdrawn from the race to become the new Chelsea head coach — it looks like it’s his final decision. 🚨🔵 #CFC
German coach is said to be no longer available after multiple round of talks.
Nagelsmann was top candidate for the job.
Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique are among the managers being considered by Chelsea to replace Graham Potter after Todd Boehly made his second sacking decision of the season..
Former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has been invited to present his ideas and meet with Chelsea officials as the club searches for a new permanent head coach. Graham Potter was sacked just six months after replacing Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge following a poor run of results.
football.london understands Nagelsmann is a serious contender to replace Potter as manager but the process of appointing a new head coach will not be rushed given Frank Lampard is acting as caretaker manager until the end of the season. football.london reported earlier this month that Enrique travelled to London to hold talks with Chelsea.
The Spaniard is thought to have made a good impression with the club but now it looks as though Nagelsmann will have his chance to talk with Chelsea officials. Other managers to be linked with the vacant position at Stamford Bridge include Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino and Jose Mourinho.
As reported by German news outlet BILD, Nagelsmann has been invited to introduce himself personally to Chelsea officials and present his ideas to the club. The ex-Bayern coach watched EHC Munich’s ice hockey playoff against Wolfsburg on Wednesday after a short vacation in South Tyrol and now looks set to travel to London for talks with the Blues.
A reports from Sky Sports suggested Chelsea’s owners have concerns over Julian Nagelsmann’s age with the 35-year-old one of the names on the shortlist to replace Potter. The German originally had planned to take a break until the summer, but he is willing to listen to what Chelsea have to say.
The 35-year-old has always been ‘appreciated’ by the Blues as a future top coach and Ernst Tanner, Nagelmann’s close friend and former youth team coach, has already offered his opinion on where the German’s next move could be. Tanner believes Nagelsmann should take a break before deciding his next move, but sees the English top division as the next ‘logical step’.
The next decision could make or break fans’ confidence in the new ownership at the club despite the huge amount of money being spent on new signings