Following the club’s vacant coaching position, Chelsea co-sporting directors Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart have reportedly met former Bayern Munich head coach Julian Nagelsmann in order for him to take over the managerial position next season.
The duo of Winstanley and Stewart have taken up the responsibility of looking for a coach for the clubside.
Prior to the meeting, Chelsea had already been in contact with Nagelsmann and his agency, Sports360, but not in person.
However, the report added that Stewart and Chelsea technical director Christopher Vivell believe Nagelsmann would suit the role well, though club sources insisted no preferred options have been identified yet.
Luis Enrique, a former Barcelona coach, whom Chelsea had already met in person prior to Lampard’s appointment as an interim manager, is said to still be on the shortlist, alongside former Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino, Napoli’s Luciano Spalletti and Sporting’s Ruben Amorim.
Frank Lampard’s tenure as interim coach will end at the end of the current season.