#sports activities Christoph Freund refuses to rule out becoming Chelsea’s next sporting director
Christoph Freund hails Chelsea as a ‘big membership’ and admits ‘it is best to by no means rule something out in soccer’… as he refuses to play down hypothesis linking him with taking up as sporting director at Stamford Bridge
- Chelsea are trying to appoint a brand new sporting director forward of the World Cup
- Christoph Freund is on the membership’s shortlist for the function and has spoken to Chelsea
- He was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and was requested in regards to the place
- He has refused to dominated out becoming a member of Chelsea, and believes they’re a ‘big membership’
Christoph Freund refused to rule out the prospect of becoming a member of Chelsea after rising as a candidate of their seek for a sports activities director.
The 45 year-old is among the many names on Chelsea’s shortlist for the function and held talks after impressing in the identical place for Red Bull Salzburg.
Freund was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening because the Austrian champions fought again to earn a degree of their Champions League Group E assembly towards Chelsea.
Christoph Freund (L) was at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, and has refused to rule out becoming a member of Chelsea as their sporting director sooner or later
And addressing the opportunity of a transfer to Chelsea, Freund stated: ‘You should never rule anything out in football and Chelsea are such a huge club. But I’m sports director in Salzburg and I really enjoy it.
‘Chelsea is a huge club in transition. I can’t say exactly what will happen in the next few weeks and months.’
Chelsea’s new house owners hope to appoint a ‘world class’ sporting director earlier than the World Cup begins in November and have had discussions with plenty of candidates, some with Premier League expertise and a few who’ve labored on the highest degree in European soccer.
Freund’s work at Salzburg – serving to unearth and recruit a protracted listing of gamers earlier than they’ve gone on to grow to be extra established names and earn Salzburg important revenue, together with now Manchester City striker Erling Haaland – has seen him come into account by the Blues’ Todd Boehly-led consortium.
Todd Boehly is contemplating Freund as a possible choice to grow to be Chelsea’s sporting director
Freund helped uncover Erling Haaland, who’s now flourishing at Manchester City
Chelsea had been fascinated about signing one other of Freund’s finds in the summertime, 19 year-old Slovenian striker Benjamin Sesko, who has as an alternative opted to keep within the Red Bull group and be a part of Leipzig, transferring to Germany next summer season.
Freund confirmed to Sky Sports Austria: ‘I’ve had exchanges with Chelsea from time to time. We spoke more often a month or two ago because they were interested in Sesko.
‘The new owners are interested in how we do it with young players, how we integrate them into the first team. But you do that again and again with other clubs – that’s it.’