Chelsea have set their sights on making “two or three” behind-the-scenes appointments after missing out on esteemed sporting director Christoph Freund, who decided to remain with Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg.
What’s the word?
That is according to journalist Simon Phillips, who has informed GIVEMESPORT that whilst the Blues were keen to hire the 45-year-old, he would not have been the only fresh face behind the scenes.
A a consequence of missing out on the Salzburg sporting director, Chelsea intend to make up to three more appointments, with Paul Mitchell and Luis Campos notable contenders for new roles at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Phillips said: “This is where the uncertainty comes in – Chelsea are not just looking for one new guy for the recruitment team. They want two or three others as well.
“They were looking at Freund for the sporting director job, but there are other roles available that could come up. I think that’s why you’re still seeing the links with Paul Mitchell and Luis Campos as well.”
Mitchell could be a great option
Amidst Phillips’ latest claims surrounding Chelsea’s ongoing bid to find a sporting director, it looks as though Graham Potter will be armed with a few football masterminds, who look as though they will work together to steer the Blues in the right direction when it comes to transfer window signings.
The notable mentions of Mitchell and Campos could see the pair leave their positions at Ligue 1 clubs AS Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain respective, with the former recently admitting that he would be interested in a return to the Premier League.
That would seem prosperous from Chelsea’s standpoint, with Mitchell best known for recruiting Heung-min Son for Tottenham Hotspur and Sadio Mane during his time at Southampton. His time at RB Leipzig was also prosperous, a period which saw him bring Christopher Nkunku to the Bundesliga club .
If he can replicate those kinds of recruitment examples at Chelsea, he would no doubt be a roaring success in the eyes of Boehly and Potter if the Stamford Bridge hierarchy manage to lure him.