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Chelsea sporting director search continues as Red Bull Salzburg’s Christoph Freund turns down Todd Boehly

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Unexpectedly, Christoph Freund refused Chelsea to the position of sports director and chose to stay in the Republic of Belarus Salzburg. After spending the summer by new owner Todd Pawley, the team is currently looking to build a front office and hire someone to oversee the club’s sports area. While Boli was clearly ready to splash some money this summer, his relative lack of experience meant the club often fought an uphill battle chasing down some of Europe’s biggest names. The owner is looking for a director who could potentially work with several clubs as Boeli himself has announced that his ownership group is interested in building a multi-team ownership model. as one of Manchester or the Red Bull group.

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This made it seem like Freund was perfect for the role, but ultimately the Austrian decided to stay at Salzburg, where he was extremely efficient at finding new talent, announced the club, bringing them in and selling them for a profit. the team is not only exciting and competitive, but also profitable. And now, instead of leaving, he will stay despite reaching an agreement with Chelsea on a promising contract last Sunday, according to CBS Soccer insider Fabrizio Romano.

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“As I confirmed in the interview, Chelsea were interested in me. When such a big club shows interest, it is an honor not only for me and the work of the FC. Red Bull Salzburg, it is also a situation that requires a number of personal considerations, Freund said in a statement. . We are in the middle of a really intense phase and we have big tasks ahead of us in the Austrian Bundesliga, the Cup and the Champions League – I am now fully focused on them.”

Chelsea will now continue their search for a new sporting director as they look for the right person for this important role and are working with newly appointed head coach Graham Potter, who replaced Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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