Chelsea want to appoint a new Sporting Director before the transfer window opens again in January.
Since the departure of Marina Granovskaia, Roman Abramovich’s trusted lieutenant, who was I chare of all transfer business and contract negotiations at Stamford Bridge, new owner Todd Boehly has been fulfilling the role.
However, the American businessman has no desire to do this on a long-term basis and now a shortlist pf candidates for the job has been drawn-up.
The names on are thought to include former Barcelona full-back Maxwell, and Michael Edwards, who performed a similar role at Liverpool and is highly regarded within the game.
With Petr Cech having chosen to walk away at the same time as Granovskaia, there is widespread acceptance of a need for more experience in the backroom at Stamford Bridge.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.