Chelsea FC will meet with Julian Nagelsmann for talks, but they have no plans to end Frank Lampard’s reign.
Julian Nagelsmann wants to coach in the Premier League next; the German, 35, was recently fired by Bayern Munich, but is wanted by Chelsea and Tottenham. Despite holding talks for a new manager, Chelsea has no plans to end Frank Lampard’s interim tenure.
Chelsea officials have met Julian Nagelsmann for the first time in person as the club continues its search for a new manager.
While Nagelsmann is well-known to many in the Chelsea hierarchy – directors Chris Vivell and Laurence Stewart both worked with him at RB Leipzig – Stewart and his co-sporting director Paul Winstanley flew to Germany at the end of last week to meet with the former Bayern Munich manager.
Chelsea FC keeping tabs over Julian Nagelsmann
Meanwhile, senior members of Chelsea’s legal team have been in talks with their counterparts at Bayern Munich to better understand what level of compensation will be due to the German club under the terms of his departure – if Chelsea decide Nagelsmann is the man they want.
Anthony Barry’s situation could still be a useful bargaining chip. He is currently on gardening leave at Chelsea, but Thomas Tuchel wants him to join his coaching staff in Munich.
Chelsea are considering a number of candidates for the summer, including Luis Enrique, Mauricio Pochettino, and Ruben Amorim.
Sporting manager Amorim is well-liked at Stamford Bridge and was considered before the club chose Graham Potter in September.
Despite a disappointing start, Chelsea have no plans to remove Frank Lampard as manager for the rest of the season.
Lampard has presided over three defeats in his first three games, with Chelsea only scoring once in 270 minutes.
Chelsea’s expected goals have dropped significantly under Lampard in comparison to his predecessor, Graham Potter – Lampard’s xG for the three matches is 2.33. (0.78 per game).
Potter had 6.1 xG in his final three matches before getting sack from the Blues. (and he averaged 1.39 xG for his whole time in charge).