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Purple Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund confirms he has turned down Chelsea

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Christoph Freund was in attendance at Stamford Bridge final week (Image: Getty)

Purple Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund has confirmed he has turned down the vacant function at Chelsea.

Blues proprietor Todd Boehly, who took over the membership this summer season, had hoped he could be able to make a swift appointment having been pressured to tackle the function of sporting director himself throughout a chaotic switch window.

Chelsea spent in extra of £250m revamping their squad however seem like no higher for the numerous funding and are embarking on one more new managerial period following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel earlier this month.

Boehly had recognized Freund as his major goal to tackle the a few of the duties he had assumed himself over the summer season and thought he had all however closed a deal for the Austrian.

Freund was in attendance at Stamford Bridge final week when his present membership battled to a 1-1 draw of their Champions League group stage conflict and talked up the opportunity of shifting to west London.

He stated: ‘I can’t say precisely what is going to occur within the subsequent few weeks and months. You need to by no means rule something out in soccer and Chelsea are such an enormous membership.

‘However I’m sports activities director in Salzburg and I actually take pleasure in it.’

Nevertheless, he has now confirmed that he is not going to be heading to Chelsea to work below Boehly.

‘As I’ve already confirmed in interviews, Chelsea FC was interested by me,’ he stated on Tuesday.

‘When such an enormous membership asks, it not solely honours me and the work of FC Purple Bull Salzburg, it’s in fact additionally a circumstance that entails private issues.

‘However I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m in the perfect of palms with FC Purple Bull Salzburg and {that a} change is out of the query for me.

‘We’re in the midst of a really intense part and have vital duties to do within the (Austrian) Bundesliga, Cup and Champions League — that’s what my focus and focus are all on.’


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