‘They want two or three’: Boehly looking to hire more than just a sporting director at Chelsea - journalist

Journalist Simon Phillips has claimed to GiveMeSport that Todd Boehly is looking to make more than just the one appointment at board level at Chelsea.

The club’s hunt for a sporting director has been well-documented, with the American fulfilling that role over the summer.

While his passion for his new project is admirable, his lack of knowledge of the sport hardly made him the best man for the job.

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The Blues seemed set on hiring RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund, with them even verbally agreeing on personal terms for his appointment.

However, a late change of heart has seen him stay with the Austrian side, seeing Chelsea forced to return to the drawing board.

Phillips has claimed that the process has not yet reached its conclusion because of the club’s desire to add more than one name to their currently fairly quiet boardroom.

Boehly wants more appointments

He 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.”

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Monaco’s Mitchell is reportedly very keen on taking the role, although the Blues are currently still assessing their options.

They are even reportedly looking closer to home, weighing up whether to go for Leeds United’s Victor Orta, after being setback by Freund’s rejection.

A lot of reports have claimed that Boehly wants this appointment done before this winter’s World Cup, so the club are running out of time to have the right name in place before the tournament kicks off in November.

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.