There is wild and fierce speculation. Julian Nagelsmann himself has not yet commented on the latest reports. What are his chances of a Chelsea engagement?
According to British media reports, Julian Nagelsmann has well-known competition when it comes to filling the coaching position at Chelsea.
In addition to the 35-year-old ex-Bayern coach, former Real coach Zinedine Zidane and Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner are also being considered as possible successors to Graham Potter at the Premier League club, according to British media reports.
It is not known whether Nagelsmann is already interested in the job after leaving Bayern Munich, where he was replaced by former Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel. According to the tabloid “The Sun”, interim coach Bruno Saltor will coach the Blues until the end of this season after Potter’s release. The football club now wants to think very carefully about the next step, wrote “The Guardian”, and Nagelsmann plays a prominent role in the thoughts.
According to this, Chelsea’s technical director should support the former Bundesliga coach – Christopher Vivell knows Nagelsmann from their times together at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig. The 36-year-old has been at Chelsea since December last year and is largely responsible for squad planning.
“Daily Mail”: Nagelsmann Top-Kandidat
According to the “Daily Mail”, Nagelsmann should be the top candidate for the post at the London club, which has reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League and has to play against Real Madrid there. It is said that there was already initial contact via consultants.
Nagelsmann’s name is mentioned practically everywhere, but the names of possible competitors are also tough. There is the Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, once at Paris Saint-Germain, but also Spain’s former national coach Luis Enrique, France’s former world champion Zidane and, in addition to Glasner, Chelsea’s former coach José Mourinho from AS Roma.
The Londoners had parted ways with Potter. He was only in office for six months, he had replaced Tuchel in September last year. The 42-year-old Saltor previously worked as an assistant coach under Potter. Eleventh in the Premier League, the Blues are miles away from their claims. They lost 2-0 to Aston Villa on Saturday. (dpa)