Chelsea are still searching for a replacement for Graham Potter after Julian Nagelsmann pulled out from the race.
Chelsea have been linked with a number of managers in recent weeks. But it appears that Julian Nagelsmann was the top target. According to Fabrizio Romano, the 35-year-old German manager has now pulled out of the race, and he is no longer interested in managing the Premier League club.
Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich recently, and he was expected to take over at Stamford Bridge. But the Bundesliga-winning manager has chosen to walk away from the Chelsea job. Meanwhile, he is reportedly focused on clubs like Tottenham Hotspur now.
The North London giants are looking for a replacement for Antonio Conte and have approached the 35-year-old. As far as Chelsea are concerned, the Blues are thought to be looking at Mauricio Pochettino. The 51-year-old Argentine is also without a job right now and has impressed the Chelsea hierarchy in recent meetings.
The Blues have had a disappointing season, and they are in the bottom half of the table right now. Chelsea must look to bring in a quality manager in the coming months if they want to challenge for major trophies next season.
Julian Nagelsmann when asked on talks collapsed with Chelsea for head coach job: “To cancel something, you have to commit to something”, told Sky Sport DE. 🔵🇩🇪
It’s definitely over between Nagelsmann & #CFC — different views on crucial points.
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— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 21, 2023
There is no doubt that Chelsea have a talented young squad at their disposal, and the owners have signed several players in recent windows. But they need a manager who can get the best out of the talents at their disposal. Nagelsmann is highly rated around Europe, and the 35-year-old former Bundesliga winner could have been a quality acquisition.
His attacking brand of football would have been an exciting fit for Chelsea. So his decision to pull out of the managerial race will come as a blow to the Premier League club. It will be interesting to see where Nagelsmann ends up next season. He is expected to take over at a Premier League club, and Tottenham seem like the most likely destination right now.
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As for Chelsea, Frank Lampard is currently in charge on an interim basis, and he will be hoping to guide his former club to a strong finish. The Blues are unlikely to secure European football for the next season. But they will be hoping to finish in the top half of the table.
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