Reports have claimed that Julian Nagelsmann was left with serious concerns about Chelsea’s recruitment process after interviewing with the club.

According to the Daily Mail, this was one of the main reasons why the German pulled out of the running to become the next manager at Stamford Bridge.

Nagelsmann was certainly originally seen as the favourite for the vacant role after Graham Potter was sacked a few weeks ago.

The timing of his dismissal from Bayern Munich and the fact that he wanted to start his new job in the summer that the move to Chelsea looked perfect.

However, it emerged late last week that the former Bundesliga winner was withdrawing his interest from the role, partially down to how drawn out the interview process was becoming.

Nagelsmann put off Chelsea

The prospect of candidates such as Vincent Kompany being touted for the role was a concern for Nagelsmann, who had been under the assumption that it was his job to lose.

Now though, it has been claimed that the recruitment process at the club was a big concern to him, with it being certainly a slightly scattergun approach up to now under Todd Boehly.

Mauricio Pochettino has now been handed a clear run at the job, with talks reportedly progressing well for the Argentine to become their next permanent coach.

Sources close to the club have claimed that the deal is now imminent, and the former Tottenham and PSG manager will take over for next season.

There is a reported sense of optimism among the players at the potential of playing under Pochettino, with a number of young, homegrown stars surely excited at the prospect of a coach that has a track history for utilising those players at the top level.

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