Chelsea want to hire German manager to replace Frank Lampard
Chelsea are considering replacing Frank Lampard with a German coach as they believe it could get the most out of Timo Werner and Kai Havertz and many Bundesliga leaders have been heavily influenced by pioneer Jurgen Klopp.
The Blues coveted the Liverpool boss during his days at Borussia Dortmund, and they had to watch him transform the Reds from an inconsistent Premier League side into English champions and European strength.
And according to The Athletic, the west London club are not ready to miss out on the next biggest influence in European football, especially given the reputation of Germany’s coaches as low-maintenance when ‘these are political power battles.
Chelsea have named a series of volatile coaches in the past, with the reigns of Jose Mourinho, Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri all ending in controversy. Owner Roman Abramovich is keen to avoid such tragedies this time around, and he has chosen a German coach who can motivate and improve the players at his disposal as his next to the throne.
The move will likely have been influenced by the success of Liverpool boss Klopp, who won a Premier League title and a Champions League trophy while in England. The 53-year-old has paved the way for German managers in Europe, creating a plan to follow, and Chelsea believe “his followers have similar qualities”.
This means the Blues could consider a move for RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann, who reached the Champions League semi-finals last year, or Ralf Rangnick, a man who has enjoyed great success with the same team a few years ago.
Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl was also mentioned as a candidate given his Bundesliga experience and his proven track record in the Premier League with the much improved Saints.
It is not only their desire to avoid confrontation that makes Germany attractive to Abramovich; The club hierarchy is said to believe a German speaker could make the most of his costly and failed summer investments Havertz and Werner, who enjoyed his best form under Nagelsmann in Leipzig.
It is believed that a German coach would help unblock this struggling duo as they adjust to the Premier League, while the three managers mentioned will also be aware of Christian Pulisic’s abilities, after his three years at Dortmund.
Chelsea boss Lampard failed to make the most of the summer arrivals, and with the Blues languishing in eighth place in the league after a 2-0 loss to Leicester City, it looks like his time is in charge. at Stamford Bridge arrives. to an end.