Christoph Freund: RB Salzburg sporting director to remain at club despite Chelsea interest

Christoph Freund
Freund was not long ago at Stamford Bridge for Salzburg’s Champions League pay a visit to

Christoph Freund has verified he will keep on being as RB Salzburg’s sporting director regardless of fascination from Chelsea.

It is recognized Freund held talks with the Leading League club but Salzburg say no formal technique was designed.

“When a club like Chelsea is intrigued in you, it is a significant honour not just for you, but also for the work of the club in normal,” claimed Freund.

“But I’ve appear to the summary that FC Crimson Bull Salzburg is the finest position for me.”

He added: “We are in the middle of a incredibly powerful period and have significant jobs to do in the Bundesliga, cup and Champions League – that’s what my total focus and concentration are on.”

Freund, 45, would have overseen participant recruitment at Stamford Bridge alongside manager Graham Potter, who was appointed earlier this month to swap the sacked Thomas Tuchel.

Chelsea are keen to appoint a sporting director just after chairman and co-owner Todd Boehly fulfilled the purpose in an interim potential over the summer.

The Leading League club have been speaking to several candidates about the position, and want to make sure somebody is appointed before the Globe Cup in November.

It is recognized that Boehly and other senior resources are eager on the details-driven strategy to recruitment utilized by Salzburg and fellow Red Bull crew Leipzig, who engage in in the Germany Bundesliga.

Salzburg managing director Stephan Reiter added: “Christoph Freund has been carrying out superb get the job done for us for a lot of decades and only lately extended his agreement until eventually 2026.

“I can hereby validate that he will remain sporting director of FC Purple Bull Salzburg.

“Of study course, he knowledgeable me about Chelsea’s fascination in him and we exchanged tips on a individual amount and in good discussions.

“The point is that he will continue being our sporting director. We have not been given any inquiries about a attainable improve.”

Chelsea and Salzburg shared a 1-1 attract in their initial Champions League Group E face previous week and are established to enjoy again in Austria on 25 October.

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