Todd Boehly wants to impose his paw on Chelsea. Having already changed coach, he is now in charge of sports management and recruiting. Several names are in the sights with PSG’s Luis Campos as head of the gondola.
A new era began at Chelsea last spring with the departure of Roman Abramovich, replaced by American Todd Boehly. The new owner of the Blues didn’t come to London to do the math. He clearly intends to give new life to the London club and his influence is being felt more and more. He has been very spendthrift on the transfer market this summer with many signings such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Raheem Sterling or Wesley Fofana, among others. He also quickly took care of the club’s sports organization chart, splitting up with manager Thomas Tuchel in September.
In addition to Campos, Boehly looks to Salzburg and Munich
The German paid for his relationship problems, results but also ambitions. Graham Potter, his successor, will have to accompany the forward march of the London club wanted by Todd Boehly. The latter knows that money is not everything at this level of need. He works like this to find the missing link to be successful in his business, a sports director or a football director as the English say. A man who can intelligently and efficiently recruit to meet his coach’s needs. A profile that recalls that of Luis Campos at PSG.
RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund is one of the top names on Chelsea’s roster for the new role as director, not the only one. Positive contacts – ongoing negotiations with candidates. 🚨🔵 #CFC
Final decision expected in the coming weeks, as Boehly wants a new director as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/6O2gvOC2IZ
– Fabrizio Romano (@Fabrizio Romano) September 13, 2022
Todd Boehly felt the same way, seeing Portuguese as the priority at work. But the task does not seem easy given that Campos only arrived at PSG this summer and it will not be easy to convince the Parisian club to give it to him. Boehly is on other tracks, revealed by CBS Sports media. The worst comes to Christoph Freund, the sporting director of Red Bull Salzburg. In addition to the serious work done in Austria in recent years, Freund appeals to Boehly because he knows Red Bull’s multi-club model. A network, also used by Manchester City with its various teams, which in the future wants to be set up by the American with Chelsea. Finally, the third candidate for the post is none other than AS Monaco sporting director Paul Mitchell. These new options, especially Freund, are enough to relieve PSG already scared of losing Luis Campos so quickly.