Christoph Freund will be staying at RB Salzburg despite interest from Chelsea. The sporting director was expected to have reached an agreement with the Premier League side to become their new sporting director.
However, a U-turn in the last 24 hours has seen both Freund and RB Salzburg put out statements confirming that he will be going nowhere.
Christoph Freund to stay at RB Salzburg
“As I have already confirmed in interviews, Chelsea FC was interested in me. When such a big club asks, it not only honors me and the work of FC Red Bull Salzburg, it is of course also a circumstance that entails personal considerations. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m in the best of hands with FC Red Bull Salzburg and that a change is out of the question for me,” Christoph Freund told RB Salzburg.
“We’re in the middle of a very intense phase and have important tasks to do in the Bundesliga, Cup and Champions League – that’s what my focus and concentration are on.”
Chelsea have had other names on their list, and are moving on in their quest to recruit a new sporting director. Michael Edwards and Oliver Mintzlaff have not been persuaded, and others will now be contacted over the job.