Chelsea have lastly settled on a alternative for Petr Cech after appointing Christopher Vivell because the membership’s new technical director on Wednesday evening (AEDT), following Cech’s abrupt exit in June.
The 36-year-old beforehand labored at Salzburg, the place he oversaw the signings of Erling Haaland and Karim Adeyemi, and most not too long ago RB Leipzig in his native Germany the place he was liable for recruitment and scouting throughout all age teams.
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“Chelsea are constructing essentially the most thrilling venture in world soccer and I’m extraordinarily proud to be becoming a member of the membership,” stated Vivell.
“There is a lot potential for the membership to proceed to succeed, develop and develop.”
Vivell fills the hole left by the departure of former Chelsea goalkeeper Cech in the summertime after three years within the function, following the takeover of the membership by a consortium led by American Todd Boehly.
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“Under the brand new possession, Graham Potter and the broader sporting group, there’s a clear and sustainable philosophy underpinned by efficiency evaluation, knowledge and innovation, and I’m wanting ahead to taking part in a component in that,” stated Vivell.
Boehly stated Vivell would offer help for supervisor Graham Potter in an “necessary management function for the membership”.
“His work in Germany and Austria speaks for itself,” stated Boehly.
“He will present necessary help to Graham and the possession group and play an important half in advancing our general imaginative and prescient for the membership.”
Chelsea are at present eighth within the Premier League, eight factors off the highest 4, however have reached the final 16 of the Champions League the place they may face Dortmund.