Julian Nagelsman has been touted as one of the names – and perhaps a favorite – to take over as Chelsea manager if Frank Lampard is sacked between now and the summer. However, convincing the 33-year-old to take the hot spot at Stamford Bridge can be a difficult task. Chelsea’s project may be tempting, but we will certainly face stiff competition for its services.
One of them could be Real Madrid, which tried to sign him once, back in 2018, when Nagelsman was in charge of Hoffenheim, but he turned down the offer because he thought he was not ready to take on perhaps the most demanding job. in football management.
However, much has changed since then. Nageslmann now runs one of the biggest clubs in the Bundesliga in RB Leipzig and has helped them rise to the next level, including a title challenge this season against dominant Bayern Munich.
With that in mind, according to BILD, Real Madrid have again expressed interest in hiring Nagelsmann as manager to replace Zinedine Zidane, who may not survive until next season, given some of their grim performances this season, including losing the cup. from the third division CD Alcoyano.
Nagelsmann has already been hailed as the most brilliant tactical mind in football at the moment and Real is clearly enticed by his tactical flexibility as well as his ability to develop players. This certainly does not bode well for Chelsea, who would like to hire the best manager available if necessary (which is starting to look very likely), especially after spending a significant amount on the transfer market recently.
Julian Nagelsman, on rumors that he could replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, told Sky Germany: “There are definitely worse things to read. But I also know that the things in the newspaper are not necessarily true.”; #RBL # Really
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And speaking of high costs, Chelsea may not be able to cope in this regard, as the club is expected to deal with the defensive situation this summer and maybe even play Erling Braut Haaland, who is obviously a big goal for the club.
On the other hand, according to Marca’s detailed report on Real Madrid’s finances, the impact of COVID-19 could hamper their planned moves in the transfer market. So, although they may be participating in Nagelsman, they may already be in Holland, at least for now. An even bigger incentive for Chelsea to try to reach an agreement earlier with Borussia Dortmund. (Ed. Note: just like we did with Christian Pulisic!)