Chelsea owner Todd Boehly plan following disappointment of appointing.
Chelsea have set their sights on making up to four behind
the scenes appointments after missing out on unveiling
Christoph Freund as the new sporting director at Stamford
Bridge, according to journalist Simon Phillips .
A Todd Boehly-led consortium completed a £4.25billion
takeover of the Blues in May and the American is looking to
make alterations at boardroom level after splashing out
more than £250million during the summer transfer window.
GiveMeSport The Verdict
What’s the latest news involving Freund?
Freund refused to rule out the prospect of becoming
Chelsea’s sporting director when asked about links to the
job after current employers Red Bull Salzburg drew with the
Blues in a Champions League group stage clash last week.
It appeared a move to Stamford Bridge was on the cards
when respected Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano
revealed Chelsea were on the verge of reaching an
agreement over personal terms with the 45-year-old.
However, the Blues’ hierarchy were forced to head back to
the drawing board when Freund confirmed he would be
staying with Austrian Bundesliga outfit Salzburg instead of
moving to the Premier League.
Boehly is looking to fill the sporting director vacancy ahead
of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar and new head coach
Graham Potter, who was appointed earlier this month, has
also been involved in the process of finding the right
It has emerged that Boehly has intentions to develop a
multi-club model, similar to Red Bull, meaning Freund would
have been an ideal candidate as he has already been
involved in that system while with Salzburg.
What has Simon Phillips said about the situation?
Phillips understands that Chelsea were keen to hire Freund
and that he would not have been the only fresh face behind
The journalist is aware that the west Londoners intend to
make up to three more appointments after filling the
sporting director vacancy, with Paul Mitchell and Luis
Campos being contenders.
Phillips told GIVEMESPORT: “This is where the uncertainty
comes in – Chelsea are not just looking for one new guy for
the recruitment team. They want two or three others as well.
“They were looking at Freund for the sporting director job, but
there are other roles available that could come up.
“I think that’s why you’re still seeing the links with Paul
Mitchell and Luis Campos as well.”
Would Mitchell and Campos be interested in heading to
CBS reporter Ben Jacobs has claimed that Mitchell is keen
on securing a behind the scenes role at Chelsea.
The 41-year-old is currently at Monaco but admitted he
would be interested in a return to the Premier League during
Meanwhile, Campos has reportedly already been offered a
Chelsea contract worth £7million-per-year and that salary
could turn his head.
The 58-year-old joined reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris
Saint-Germain as an advisor in July, but he is a man in
That is because he has also been linked with Manchester
United as Sir Jim Ratcliffe looks to complete a takeover at