- Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has distanced himself to being Chelsea’s next manager
- 30-year-old Nagelsmann is also linked with a move to Arsenal this summer
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Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann has ruled out suggestions of a move to the Premier League after being one of the rumoured candidates to become Chelsea’s next manager.
Nagelsmann, 30, has been touted as one of the best young coaches in the world after launching himself on the grand stage in Germany, guiding Hoffenheim to a Champions League play-off spot last season.
The Telegraph reported earlier in April that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich may look at a long-term option with Nagelsmann being mentioned.
However, when speaking to Sky Germany, the German dismissed suggestions that he won’t be moving to the Premier League, with Arsenal also linked to snapping up Nagelsmann, who is quoted by the Daily Mail saying:
“I don’t think so, no. These are just rumours. ‘I focus on myself and my team the focus is on nothing else.”
This may not be a blow for Chelsea with the likes of ex-Barcelona manager Luis Enrique and Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri having more experience in professional football management.
The Blues may also feel appointing a younger manager would provide a greater risk, Andre Villas-Boas being the prime example.