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Soccer News of Wednesday, 17 May 2023


Why Nagelsmann turned down Chelsea's offer - Agent

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Volker Struth, the agent of former Bayern Munich coach, Julian Nagelsmann has said that his principal was right to turn down the offer from Chelsea.

Before concluding a deal with Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea had an interest in Nagelsmann becoming their new manager in the summer.

“I can confirm that Chelsea were quick to call [after Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich]. There were some phone conversations,” Struth said to Bild podcast Phrasenmaher.

“It was the right decision (by Nagelsmann) not to go there. It is a club in troubled waters at the moment. And their transfer policy, spending a few hundred million euros, has raised expectations that need to be met.

“There were also some other issues. He was their number one choice; that was our information. I believe it would have happened if he had wanted it.”