Chelsea to appoint Christopher Vivell as technical director after RB Leipzig sacking

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Chelsea ‘are set to make Christopher Vivell their new technical director’ after the German was sacked by RB Leipzig over ‘contrasting views’ as Todd Boehly’s long search to replace Marina Granovskaia nears its end

It has been confirmed that Christopher Vivell will join Chelsea as their new technical director, just hours after it announced that he had dismissed from the same role with RB Leipzig.

Leipzig took to Twitter on Frjday morning to confirm that Vivell ‘was dismissed from his role as technical director on Thursday due to a difference in contrasting views’.

And The Telegraph’s Matt Law has now revealed that he will take up the same role at Stamford Bridge after he met with the club again during the week.

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Christopher Vivell (right) is set join Chelsea as the club's new technical director

Christopher Vivell (right) is set join Chelsea as the club’s new technical director

The Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership will be pleased to finally find the right man, having already seen moves for Michael Edwards and Christoph Freund fail.

The club are still on the hunt for a sporting director and it is believed that Freund has also been a candidate for the role before he decided to stay at RB Salzburg. 

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