Christoph Freund is about to develop into Chelsea’s new sporting director (Image: Getty)
Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s co-chairman, has led the membership’s switch operations this summer time following his consortium’s takeover of the Blues.
Nevertheless, the American is eager to implement a multi-club mannequin at Stamford Bridge by replicating the success that the Crimson Bull group have had in Europe and past.
Freund was instrumental in Salzburg’s seize of Erling Haaland when the Norwegian was nonetheless at Molde and the Austrians made a £20m revenue by promoting him to Dortmund inside 18 months.
Boehly held a spherical of talks with Freund final week when Salzburg visited Stamford Bridge for a Champions League conflict and he has now accepted a proposal to develop into sporting director.
Potter signed off the appointment (Image: Getty)
It’s unclear whether or not the membership will nonetheless look to herald a brand new technical director however Freund might be an influential determine no matter any additional appointments.
Potter was consulted on the appointment and he signed it off, with the Englishman eager for the membership to have extra construction above him.
Chelsea spent near £300m in the summertime nevertheless it was a chaotic switch window.
Thomas Tuchel was sacked lower than every week after the window closed, regardless of being instrumental in most of the signings.
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