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Chelsea Interested in Appointing Ralf Rangnick From RB Leipzig as New Manager Next Season
90min
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:29

Chelsea Interested in Appointing Ralf Rangnick From RB Leipzig as New Manager Next Season

90min
Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:29

​Chelsea have added RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick to their list of targets to replace Maurizio Sarri this summer.

Chelsea Interested in Appointing Ralf Rangnick From RB Leipzig as New Manager Next Season

The Blues current boss has agreed to take over at Juventus following Massimiliano Allegris departure, but talks between the two clubs have stalled due to a dispute over compensation.
Chelsea are still preparing for Sarris exit, however, and German publication Bild are reporting that Leipzig manager Rangnick has now been added to their list of targets to take over at Stamford Bridge next season.
The 60-year-olds tenure is coming to an end in his second spell in charge of Leipzigs first team as they prepare to unveil Julian Nagelsmann, having stepped back into management after Ralph Hasenhüttl left the club.
Rangnick also has previous managerial experience with Stuttgart and Schalke, but hes been connected with Red Bulls projects since 2012.
Hes already agreed to take a behind-the-scenes role next season as Red Bulls head of international relations and scouting, working closely with the brands clubs in Brazil and the United States.
But Chelseas interest could make Rangnick consider his options as hes previously admitted that he would like to return to coaching in the future.
Chelsea need to get Ralf Rangnick in. His work is so often underrated and under-appreciated, and I’m curious to see how he’d do at a club like that. Football is great, got a strong sense of the game and Chelsea have the money + youth structure.Do whatever, bring him in.#CFC

— Karan Tejwani (@karan_tejwani26) June 13, 2019
The club would likely have to be prepared to offer Rangnick a lot of control in west London as hes known to like to have a say over things like a teams playing style and player recruitment.
Elsewhere on Chelseas managerial shortlist, Derby County pair Frank Lampard and Jody Morris remain the fans preffered targets following their work in the Championship last season.