Ben Jacobs has revealed that Chelsea received mixed and even negative feedback from some quarters about Julian Nagelsmann during their manager search.
This comes after Nagelsmann reportedly withdrew from consideration to be the next Blues manager (Fabrizio Romano), despite Jacobs stating he was always viewed as a strong candidate.
The journalist states that Nagelsmann, like every other candidate, was told there would be no favourite for the job and a process would be undertaken to find the best choice.
GiveMeSport also revealed that the German and the Spaniard had emerged as the two leading contenders for the Chelsea job, with the pair said to have impressed the Blues hierarchy the most in their initial discussions with various candidates.
The report added that the Blues saw Naglesmann as an ‘improved version of Graham Potter’ and believe that he could build on the groundwork already laid by the Englishman.
It was even asserted that the recently departed Bayern boss had ‘the edge’ over Enrique due to the support he had internally from some members of the Chelsea hierarchy.
Nagelsmann was viewed as a strong candidate, and always part of Chelsea's thinking, but club made it clear to him (and all candidates) there was process. There would be no managerial corronation. Understand feedback on Nagelsmann was also mixed, even negative in some quarters.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) April 21, 2023
Spurs Web Opinion
This could blow Tottenham’s manager hunt wide open. You would assume that Nagelsmann will now take over at one of Spurs, Real Madrid or PSG. But if Tottenham are not first-choice, then will they wait around long enough for the young German this summer?
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