The agent of former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann has claimed that his client was right to reject Chelsea’s advances.
Chelsea earmarked the German who Bayern sacked in March to become boss after the Blues sacked their manager Graham Potter around the same time Nagelsmann was sacked.
However, after it seemed the former RB Leipzig coach would be heading to Stamford Bridge, he decided to pull out of the race. Chelsea quickly turned their focus to Mauricio Pochettino and have reportedly reached a full agreement with the former Tottenham and PSG boss.
But Naglesmann’s agent has backed his client for walking away from Chelsea’s offer. Speaking on Bild podcast Phrasenmaher via 90min, Nagelsmann’s agent, Volker Struth, insisted he was glad a move did not come to fruition.
“I can confirm that Chelsea were quick to call,” he began. “There were some phone conversations.
“It was the right decision [by Nagelsmann] not to go there. It’s 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; that was our information. I believe it would have happened if he had wanted it.”