Pink Bull Salzburg have stated they ‘anticipate’ Christoph Freund to remain on the membership, regardless of the 45-year-old agreeing to change into Chelsea’s new sporting director.
Chelsea have undergone important change at each degree in current months following the completion of Todd Boehly’s takeover. Former executives Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech each left at first of the summer season, whereas head coach Thomas Tuchel was sacked 11 days in the past.
Boehly himself has been serving as interim sporting director but it surely regarded as if longer-term progress was being as sources confirmed to 90min that an settlement had been reached with Freund to take the necessary function on – Chelsea had earlier been knocked again of their efforts to recruit revered ex-Liverpool chief Michael Edwards.
However Salzburg are actually digging in over Freund, claiming to have had no contact from Chelsea even when Freund himself has been in contact with the Blues.
“FC Pink Bull Salzburg has by no means been contacted from Chelsea to speak about any switch particulars of Christoph Freund. We anticipate him to remain,” learn a press release issued to journalist Ben Jacobs.
Talking to Sky Sport Austria, Salzburg chief govt Stephan Reiter elaborated: ‘I can undoubtedly rule that out, neither Chelsea nor Christoph Freund spoke to me or the membership administration about one thing like that.
“Christoph not too long ago signed a contract with us till 2026, which applies to him in addition to to gamers, managers or coaches.”
Nonetheless, 90min understands Freund stays in line for a transfer to Stamford Bridge, with Salzburg set for a sizeable compensation bundle.
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