Report: Chelsea Must Wait For Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards has a reputation for being a man in high demand. He was instrumental in reviving Liverpool and setting them up for their recent success. Although he has retired from football, that has not stopped the Blues’ interest.
Chelsea is currently without a Sporting director and Edwards is one their primary candidates for this role. Ben Jacobs states that the Blues will have a while before they bring Edwards aboard at Stamford Bridge.
Jacobs stated on Tuesday that he has been informed that the Englishman ‘remains intent‘ on seeing out his planned break from football following stepping away from Liverpool.
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Edwards has reportedly been ‘blown away’ by Chelsea’s project under Todd Boehly and has been made an ‘incredible offer’ but this has not been enough to sway him to cut his break short.
The Blues are pursuing other candidates but they still hold out hope that Edwards will change his mind. They have not completely ruled out Edwards despite his rejections. They believe these are due to timing and not a lack of interest to join the club.
The club is not in a rush to hire a new Sports Director, which could be a positive for Edwards’ pursuit. Although there is no guarantee that he will change his mind, his track record with Liverpool could make him a worthwhile candidate for the job.
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