Chelsea appoint Christopher Vivell as technical director
Former RB Leipzig director Christopher Vivell has been appointed as the new technical director of Chelsea.
confirmed on Wednesday that they have appointed Christopher Vivellv as their new technical director.
Vivell was responsible for recruitment and scouting across all age groups forLeipzig
since the summer of 2020. Vivell also has been RB Salzburg’s head of scouting and recruitment and first-team scout at Hoffenheim.
During his time at Leipzig, the 35-year-old Vivell played key role in the signing of players like Josko Gvardiol, Andre Silva, and Angelino.
"Chelsea are building the most exciting project in global football and I’m extremely proud to be joining the club. There is so much potential for the club to continue to succeed, develop and grow. Under the new ownership, Graham Potter and the broader sporting team, there is a clear and sustainable philosophy underpinned by performance analysis, data and innovation, and I am looking forward to playing a part in that.”
Todd Boehly, Chelsea chairman, and Behdad Eghbali, co-controlling owner, said:
"We are delighted that Christopher is taking up this important leadership role at the club. His work in Germany and Austria speaks for itself. We are confident he will continue on his impressive trajectory here at Chelsea. He will provide important support to Graham and the ownership group and play a vital part in advancing our overall vision for the club."
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