Nagelsmann leads the Chelsea manager race: After the Blues’ humiliating 2-0 home loss to Aston Villa on Saturday night, Potter was fired. After Todd Boehly’s group secured a purchase of the club this summer, the club has been the greatest spender in Europe, spending more than £500 million on the team, yet they now sit 11th in the Premier League.
Nagelsmann leads the Chelsea manager race
Nagelsmann, despite being fired by Bayern Munich last month, remains one of the continent’s most promising managers. After he departs from Bayern, the former RB Leipzig manager is presently a free agency but declines to accept the Chelsea position at this time.
“Julian Nagelsmann is the favorite candidate to replace Graham Potter as new Chelsea head coach, as reported yesterday,” the Italian journalist wrote on Twitter.
“Nagelsmann was mentioned yesterday during internal discussions — Julian is considered a talented coach.
“Talks are ongoing to make the best decision.”
The 35-year-old is now on vacation and, according to Gianluca Di Marzio, would rather wait until the summer to start working on his next endeavor than sign with Chelsea with only a few games left in the current campaign.
Despite still, the Evening Standard notes that Nagelsmann is undoubtedly interested in the position despite the lack of communication between the parties.
Who could replace Graham Potter at Chelsea?
The former RB Leipzig coach is highly regarded by Chelsea, and the club will make every effort to persuade him to accept the position right away, but they will undoubtedly look at other options.
Mauricio Pochettino and Zinedine Zidane, as well as former Spain national team boss Luiz Enrique, are all currently out of work and would appear more suited to working under the levels of pressure and expectation that go hand-in-hand with the Chelsea manager’s job.
Amorim emerged as one of the candidates for the job when Tuchel was sacked and the Blues could go after him now that Potter has been dismissed. He might be on the club’s radar again.
Enrique, who also won the Champions League during his time in charge of Barcelona, has also been linked with the vacant position at Tottenham but appeared to rule himself out of contention last week.
‘Since the World Cup finished I haven’t read the Spanish press, I haven’t looked at social networks, I only read the English press,’ Enrique told SER Gijon on Wednesday.
‘You can’t pretend or like everyone or control what they say about you. The important thing is to be calm and enjoy the things you like.
‘I would like to go to England to work.
‘But I don’t see myself in the Premier League in July because I would like to go to a team there that can do important things and that is very difficult.
‘I would not go to any Premier League team.
‘I have had offers from national teams but not from clubs. It would have to be a very important team to take it, although it would be very difficult for me to face Spain. I don’t know if I would be ready.’
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DID YOU KNOW?
Potter leaving Chelsea is the 13th managerial departure of the season in the Premier League, now three more in-season departures than in any previous campaign.
WHAT NEXT FOR CHELSEA?
The Blues are back in action on Tuesday against Liverpool in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.