Slutsky Role, Rahman Wanted, and Lampard's Exit
Recently departed Hull City manager Leonid Slutsky could make a swift return to football, according to reports. The Russian, who left Hull earlier this week, has been linked with the Technical Director role at Chelsea, which is currently vacant after Michael Emenalo’s departure. Slutsky is close friends with owner Roman Abramovich, and he could give his friend a swift return to football at Stamford Bridge. Last season, Slutsky was spotted at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea’s Cobham training ground a number of times, as he searched for a new managerial position.
Forgotten Chelsea man Baba Rahman is wanted by a number of European clubs, reports have suggested. The Ghanaian spent last year on loan at Schalke and is currently recovering from an injury. Despite the injury concerns, the full-back is being linked with a number of clubs. Fellow Premier League side Everton are said to be one club interested in signing the player, whose future in West London looks increasingly bleak, despite a lack of options in his position, with only Marcos Alonso playing at left wing-back. Schalke are rumoured to be interested in bringing him back to Gelsenkirchen on loan again, with the likes of Monaco, Fenerbache, and Fiorentina all interested too.
Frank Lampard has claimed the reason behind his exit from Chelsea in 2014 was due to the club signing Cesc Fabregas. Talking on BT Sport, the former Chelsea midfielder joked that the Blues released him from his contract so they could sign Fabregas from Barcelona.
“I wasn’t with Cesc at Chelsea. They basically let me go to bring him in.
“We never really got on so well on the pitch either, so I think they thought there was no way we could share a dressing room.”
During matches against Arsenal and Barcelona, Lampard and Fabregas clashed a number of times, and Lampard jokingly claimed this is the reason behind his Chelsea exit.