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Chelsea have secret weapon that could convince Julian Nagelsmann to snub Spurs and replace Graham Potter

Patrick Rowe

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Chelsea have secret weapon that could convince Julian Nagelsmann to snub Spurs and replace Graham Potter

Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann is in the running to become Chelsea's next manager following Graham Potter's departure on Sunday night.

Potter was dismissed following Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, with owner Todd Boehly confident a change in the dugout now could yet help the Blues win the Champions League with the right replacement.

Nagelsmann, 35, was replaced by former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel at the Allianz Arena just over a week ago and was reportedly set to take a break from the managerial hotseat during his immediate future but that could be set to change following Potter's exit from Stamford Bridge this weekend.

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According to Sky Sport Germany, Nagelsmann is considering the 'option' of making the jump into the Premier League with Chelsea due to a number of factors. One of which being his close relationship with Vivell, who was his sports coordinator and technical director at RB Leipzig from 2019 to 2021.

The report goes on to state that there are several hurdles the club must overcome in order to secure the German tactician, with owner Boehly persuading him to make the switch to West London being the first.

Elsewhere, negotiations would then have to take place between Chelsea and Bayern, who would have to pay a transfer fee to the German side, due to him still being paid by the Bundesliga club despite his departure.

As well as the financial barriers and persuading the candidate himself to take the role, Chelsea also have Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur to contend with, who are also on the hunt for a new manager after parting ways with Antonio Conte.

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Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann pictured in his car. (Credit: PA Images)
Former Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann pictured in his car. (Credit: PA Images)

However, the former Bayern and RB Leipzig boss is unlikely to accept an approach from Levy due to the possibility that the club will not be participating in the Champions League next season. An issue that could yet prove to be a stumbling block for Chelsea, with the club currently sitting in 11th following a disappointing stint from Potter in charge of the club.

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Topics: Chelsea, Todd Boehly, Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern Munich, Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur

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