Report: Chelsea to step up search for new technical director, 35-year-old now being considered for role
Chelsea will now reportedly consider RB Leipzig’s Christopher Vivell for the vacant technical director role at Stamford Bridge.
According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea plan to step up their search next month to appoint both a sporting director and a technical director by conducting interviews.
It is explained that Leipzig’s technical director Vivell, 35, has been added to a list of candidates by the Blues.
The report states Todd Boehly is keen to make the appointments before the World Cup starts in November, so the appropriate people are in place to be in charge of transfer strategies.
Chelsea consider Christopher Vivell
Vivell has been working as technical director of his Bundesliga club since 2020.
The 35-year-old German previously spent a few years with Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg before joining their sister club in Leipzig. He spent time as a scout at Hoffenheim before that, too.
He currently oversees the transfer strategy with RB Leipzig, which has proven to be quite a successful business model in recent times with the players they sign and sell.
Chelsea’s new ownership are piece by piece implementing their changes at the club.
The Blues supporters need to be patient for now to see how this fresh change of direction pans out. It does feel vital that the staff in charge of transfers are appointed sooner rather than later, though.
Graham Potter’s the man in the manager’s hotseat that will look to bring his methods and philosophy to the Chelsea line-up on the pitch, but there needs to be a good understanding with the people in control of recruitment.