Christoph Freund has agreed to turn into Chelsea’s new sporting director, sources have confirmed to 90min, which is able to see him make the swap from Purple Bull Salzburg.
The 45-year-old had already been in talks with Chelsea – as 90min earlier revealed. These talks have now progressed additional this weekend, with sources confirming an settlement has been reached.
Chelsea’s lack of a Premier League match this weekend gave their hierarchy the prospect to progress and so they have now agreed phrases with Freund. 90min is instructed he has spoken at size with new head coach Graham Potter, who in flip has green-lighted the appointment of the Austrian.
Freund was pinpointed by co-owner Todd Boehly as the proper man for the position after the membership had failed to steer former Liverpool man Michael Edwards to take cost.
Chelsea additionally spoke to the likes of Paul Mitchell and Luis Campos concerning the position. However Freund was provided the job by Boehly and he has agreed to take cost – having been given the blessing by Purple Bull Salzburg to barter phrases with Chelsea.
Freund signed a brand new long-term deal at Salzburg earlier this yr, however they haven’t tried to stop him from leaving, recognising that the chance to maneuver to Stamford Bridge is a big one.
Chelsea at the moment are set to finalise phrases with Salzburg and Freund, however are anticipated to verify his appointment early subsequent week.