Christophe Freund Becomes Top Candidate For Chelsea Sporting Director

Another name for Chelsea's new sporting director has been revealed. He is Christophe Freund, Sports Director of Salzburg.

Freund is not just any name to fill the position. As reported by The Telegraph, Freund was the one who first sniffed out Erling Haaland's talent.

His name was mentioned at the top of the list of candidates for the new Chelsea sporting director. Even though the steps Chelsea have to take are not easy to get. Because, Freund is still under contract with Salzburg.

Regarding the rumors that included his name, Freund opened his voice. He admires Chelsea, but that does not mean he will immediately work with the club.

Freund explained that anything in football is inevitable. So he didn't really know what was going to happen to him in the next few weeks or months.

"You can't rule anything out in football and Chelsea is a big club. We know that Chelsea is currently in transition," he told Sky Sport.

"I'm now the sporting director at Salzburg and I'm enjoying it a lot. But I can't say what will happen in the next few weeks or the next few months."

There is Communication

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez in action during the 2022 pre-season match against RB Salzburg. (c) RB Salzburg Official

Freund also did not deny that there had been communication between the new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and himself. The talk was about the development of young players that Salzburg did.

However, Freund denied that this communication was the beginning of the approach taken by Chelsea. Because talks about developing young talent in Salzburg are commonplace in recent times with other clubs.

"The new owners are interested in the way we do things with young players, in how we integrate them into the first team. But there will still be a lot of talk like that with a lot of clubs," said Freund.

Other name

Chelsea is indeed busy looking for the right person to sit in the position of Director of Sport. After the departure of Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea's transfer affairs did not go so well in the transfer market last summer.

Finally, there were names that were considered worthy. Another name that came before Freund was Luis Campos, sports advisor at PSG.

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