Report: Todd Boehly wants new Chelsea sporting director to be similar to 47-year-old at the club

Reports suggest that Todd Boehly is looking for a candidate to be similar to Graham Potter as he continues his search for the new Chelsea sporting director.

According to The Athletic, qualities such as the ability to collaborate with everyone behind the scenes are what the American is looking for.

Boehly has not been scared to make big decisions since becoming the owner of Chelsea, with many of the big members of the board departing as part of the old regime making way.

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However, the biggest call of his reign so far has been the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, with there being just six league games played this season.

The decision came after an embarrassing 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dinamo Zagreb, however it has been claimed that this did not play into the owner’s thinking behind the decision.

Sporting Director to be similar to Potter

Boehly was quick to appoint Potter, with it emerging that he had done his homework on the Englishman from as early as when the Marc Cucurella transfer was finalised.

His obvious desire to hire someone with the qualities Potter has leans into The Athletic’s report, that any new sporting director would need to share the same characteristics as the new man in charge.

The favourite for the job seems to RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund, and his comments following the match between the two sides didn’t exactly shut down those rumours.

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The original candidate they pushed for was Michael Edwards, who has impressed drastically in his role at Liverpool.

Despite being very impressed by the upcoming project at Chelsea, Edwards’ desire to take some time out of the game led to him having to turn down the move for now.

With Boehly’s desire to hire someone before the World Cup starts in November, the decision is likely to be made in the coming weeks.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.