According to the "Times", Julian Nagelsmann is said to have met with Chelsea FC officials. As the English newspaper reported, there was a first job interview.
Nagelsmann is said to have presented his ideas to Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, both co-sports directors at the former Champions League winner, on Thursday last week.
The media had previously reported that Luis Enrique had met with Chelsea officials. In addition to Nagelsmann and the former Spanish national coach, former PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino, current SSC Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti and Rúben Amorim, coach of Sporting Lisbon, are also among the candidates.
After the split from Graham Potter, Frank Lampard is currently working as a manager for Chelsea. In the previous three games under his management, however, the club conceded three defeats.
Reunion with a former companion?
Nagelsmann, from whom FC Bayern had separated after less than two years at the end of March, would meet a former companion with the Londoners. Christopher Vivell joined Chelsea as technical director at the end of last year. The 36-year-old was previously a squad planner at RB Leipzig and worked there from 2020 to 2021 together with head coach Nagelsmann, who was one year younger.
According to the Times, there should be up to seven names on the list that Winstanley and Stewart work through before making a proposal to club co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali. There is said to be no preferred candidate yet, the newspaper reported, citing sources at Stamford Bridge.