Chelsea FC’s search for a new coach apparently boils down to a decision between two well-known coaches: Luis Enrique or Julian Nagelsmann?
How The Independent and the Spanish journalist Gerard Romero report, Enrique traveled to London on Wednesday morning to negotiate with Chelsea.
Loud Independent he is said to have convinced Chelsea’s managers in initial discussions with his clear vision for the club. In any case, the 52-year-old, who last coached the Spanish national team until the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup, is now considered the favorite in the English media to succeed the recently released Graham Potter.
transfer expert Fabrizio Romano confirms, however, that Enrique is in London for negotiations with the Blues. Accordingly, the Spaniard wants to take over Chelsea.
However, Romano qualifies that the English will continue talks with ex-Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. According to him, the German, who FCB fired at the end of March, is still the favorite candidate for the Blues bosses. This is consistent with information from SPOX and GOALS. However, the fact that Enrique is already in London currently speaks for the Spaniard.
Also Tottenham interested in Nagelsmann?
Also sky had reported on Tuesday evening about negotiations between Chelsea and Nagelsmann. Accordingly, the 35-year-old is ready to take over the English top club, which is struggling in the league, immediately. Previously it was said by the Picture Regarding Tottenham’s interest in Nagelsmann, that he wanted to let his departure in Munich sink in before he took up a coaching job again.
However, the reports Sunthat Chelsea should also have a temporary alternative for the dugout in mind. Accordingly, one is thinking about installing club legend Frank Lampard as an interim coach until the end of the season.
The 44-year-old, who played for Chelsea for 13 years, coached the Blues from 2019 to early 2021. Lampard has been unemployed since his sacking from Everton in January this year.
Chelsea kicked ex-coach Potter out on Sunday night. The 47-year-old only came to Stamford Bridge in September last year to succeed Thomas Tuchel, but the team in the Premier League fell far short of expectations.
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Chelsea is currently only eleventh, qualifying for the Champions League via the league is hardly possible. After all: In the current season of the premier class, Potter had led the Blues to the quarter-finals, where Real Madrid is waiting in mid-April.
Enrique had last coached the Spanish national team for a few years. Previously, he was on the touchline at club level with FC Barcelona (2014-2017), Celta Vigo (2013/14), AS Roma (2011/12) and Barça’s second team (2008-2011).
Nagelsmann had coached TSG Hoffenheim (2016 to 2019) and RB Leipzig (2019 to 2021) before his one and a half year commitment at Bayern.