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Ex-Leipzig boss claims he was contacted for the Chelsea job

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Veteran manager, Ralf Rangnick has claimed that after the departure of Frank Lampard, he was contacted to manage the Chelsea dressing room till the end of the season. As we understand from Goal reports, before Thomas Tuchel ended up at Stamford Bridge, Ralf was being considered an interim option. Although his desires were not for a short term and he had to decline the offer.

The German reveals that Chelsea wanted him for a short run.

The ex-Leipzig boss spoke to the media about other Premier League jobs that he could take up in the future and more. He was quoted,

I would like to come and work with you, but I can’t do it for four months. I’m not an interim coach.”

It would have to be something special. It depends on the club and whether you want to work with a German coach.”

Chelsea are a club that certainly has a great academy in Cobham and it suits the philosophy of him nurturing their potentials. Young talents like Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, and co. would supposedly do great under Ralf.

He has been linked to the England national team job before as well. Following the sacking of veteran Roy Hodgson from the national chair; Rangnick and Sam Allardyce were considered as the frontrunners for taking the helm.

The England job was between me and Allardyce. They decided on Sam. We know how that went”

He also claimed that there is a possibility that he could end up as the manager of West Bromwich Albion in the future. This would bring him again to Allardyce whom he would replace should such events take place.

A notable and veteran coach in his own right, Rangnick has certainly influenced the newer generation of German coaches. A treasure of wisdom that has been shared by the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Nagelsmann, and the current Chelsea boss Tuchel as well.

Image Credit- RB Leipzig Facebook

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