Chelsea continues with their search for a new Sporting Director, and Sevilla’s Monchi is the new name dropped to be under consideration for the job by the Blues’ hierarchy.
Monchi has spent nearly 30 years of his life at Sevilla, first as a player and moving on to become an executive of the club after hanging up his boots. His two-year stint with AS Roma between 2017 and 2019 was the only period he was away from the Spanish club.
The 54-year-old has long been considered one of European football’s very best Sporting Directors. It has previously attracted interest from Premier League top dogs such as Manchester United and Arsenal, with Chelsea adding their name to the list.
Chelsea turned their attention to Sevilla’s Monchi after watching their advances for Michael Edwards, and Red Bull Salzburg’s Christoph Freund rebuffed. New Chelsea co-founder Todd Boehly is said to be a huge fan of Monchi’s work and is pushing to bring him to the London club to help restore the club to the top of English football.
Todd Boehly is said to have had extensive talks with Monchi over the summer in their failed pursuit of Jules Kounde, who chose Barcelona over the Premier League club and was highly impressed by the Sevilla Sporting Director during their engagement.
However, it is unclear if Monchi would be willing to leave Sevilla, who ran back to the Spanish club after he was persuaded to join AS Roma during his playing career in 2017.
Todd Boehly is not looking to fill the position with anybody but is looking for someone who can steer the club to new heights in domestic and European football.