Some Chelsea fans have responded after RB Leipzig’s Twitter admin shut down rumoured-speculation linking club boss Julian Nagelsmann to the Blues.
On Thursday it was reported that Nagelsmann was one of the leading contenders to replace under-fire Chelsea manager Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge, according to The Athletic.
The 33-year-old German tactican has had a stellar start to his coaching career. He helped steer Hoffenheim to Bundesliga safety in the latter stages of the 2015-16 campaign. The German then secured Champions League qualification the following season.
Nagelsmann was appointed manager of Leipzig in June 2019 and led them to third place in the league. He also oversaw the team as they reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in their history.
Some Blues supporters addressed the alleged interest from the club, enticing the German’s club Leipzig for an update on the situation, to which they engaged in ever-humorous fashion.
Die Roten Bullen’s admin was in a bullish mood and when asked “How’s your coach Julian doing?” by a fan, they landed a subtle blow to Chelsea’s apparent pursuit.
‘You said that about Werner too’
The Bundesliga side have previously engaged with Chelsea fans on Twitter, initially trolling them during the Timo Werner transfer saga. The forward ultimately ended up at Stamford Bridge in July 2020, with Leipzig’s admin conceding defeat at the time.
Some fans were quick to remind them of what had happened last time they were involved in a so-called war of words on the social media site, referring to the Werner encounter.
However, Die Roten Bullen’s admin was taking no prisoners and didn’t hold back in their response.
‘Thought we were cool’
Having signed Werner from Leipzig, some Blues fans believed that the previous ‘feud’ had been put aside. And so, many were surprised to see the admin’s ruthlessness on Twitter.
Nagelsmann is a young manager but has achieved so much in his short career and has worked wonders with a relatively inexperienced squad in Leipzig.
He has already shown that he is capable of managing at the highest level. He led his side to the Champions League last-four last season, while leaving a host of top teams in their wake.
Chelsea look set to give Lampard time at the Blues to change the club’s fortunes, but Nagelsmann will certainly be a candidate to replace him, should results fail to improve.
With several youngsters in Chelsea’s squad, the German may be the one to get the best out of them. Furthermore, working with the likes of compatriots Werner and Kai Havertz, he could have the duo performing as they did in the Bundesliga.