German opens up and officially announces offer to make Chelsea move
Ralf Rangnick has claimed that Chelsea wanted to bring him in as their new interim coach before turning to Thomas Tuchel.
After deciding to get rid of Frank Lampard just a few weeks ago, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic was looking to get a manager installed as the new boss As soon as possible, and had made an offer to Rangnick.
And he has now confirmed that the Blues offered him the chance to step into the dugout on a caretaker basis until the end of the current season, but he told the Blues that he was no stop-gap manager.
Rangnick told The Times of his negotiations with Chelsea: “I said: ‘I would like to come and work with you, but I can’t do it for four months. I’m not an interim coach.”
Asked if he would be open to taking up a different position in the Premier League in the future, he added: “it would have to be something special. It depends on the club and whether you want to work with a German coach.”
Look, Tuchel is a top-class boss that has started life at the club very well, so in the end, it was probably a good thing that Rangnick rejected the job, as there were a number of clubs that were very interested in Tuchel.
It would have been interesting to see just whom the Blues would have chose in the summer if Tuchel was not the first choice, especially as there a few world class managers that are seemingly on their way out of big clubs.
But you never know, Tuchel could get the sack if he fails to get Chelsea back in that Champions League, and Rangnick may once again get contacted in the summer