It’s very clear that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly wants this manager

Todd Boehly
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According to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth, Julian Nagelsmann is ‘very high up’ on the list of candidates to take over at Stamford Bridge.

Sheth told GiveMeSport: “Very high up. It’s clear that they’re interested in him; talks have been held with his representatives already.

“Make no mistake about it, when Chelsea sacked Graham Potter, the exhaustive process started for a permanent manager. I think they did want to bring in a permanent manager straight away.

“The issue that they’ve got is a lot of these big names tend to want to just come in the summer because then they can have a look, do their pre-season and start afresh, as opposed to coming in, in the middle of a season or right towards the end of the season.

“The issue that they had with Nagelsmann more than anything was he’d just been sacked as Bayern Munich manager and I think he may have wanted to take a step back to digest what had happened to him instead of just diving into another job.”