Former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann (35) is the favorite of bookmakers and journalists to become Chelsea’s new coach.
– Julian Nagelsmann favorite to replace Graham Potter as new Chelsea coach, signing transfer guru Fabrizio Romano Twitter before him a few hours later write that the club has contacted Germany.
On Sunday night, it was the end of the race for Potter after less than seven months at the London club.
Bookmakers agreed with Romano and aligned that the former Bayern Munich manager would take over at Chelsea. However, if anyone else were, they believe that Brendan Rodgers, who was also sacked from his Leicester job on Sunday, and Mauricio Pochettino are the best candidates.
Last week it became clear that Nagelsmann was done with Bayern Munich, even though they won all their games in the Champions League and are in 2nd place in the Bundesliga. Former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel – sacked on September 7 last year – has taken over at Bayern.
Leipzig received almost NOK 300 million to let go of Nagelsmann in 2021. That is still a world record for a football coach’s transfer fee.
Potter, on the other hand, has won just four of his 19 league games with Chelsea, which is arguably a dismal result after spending the most money in European football on player acquisitions over the past nine months. With ten games remaining, Chelsea slumped in 11th position.
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