Michael Edwards to Chelsea is gathering steam after the Blues made a ‘strong case’ to him, according to reports. The former Liverpool man is in high demand.
This comes from The Times. They claim that Chelsea are in talks with Michael Edwards and have made a ‘strong case’ to him recently.
This follows on from a Daily Mail report this week that also claimed talks were in progress. The Mail, however, point out that Edwards wants to take a break from football, potentially not taking on a new job until January at the earliest.
Chelsea want a new sporting director next month, though. The Times suggests the same but reports that Chelsea have made that ‘strong case’ for him to change plans and start the job early.
Edwards has apparently had several approaches from the world of football. That doesn’t just mean clubs, either – various companies and agencies want him on board. It’s Chelsea, though, who continue to be linked with a move.
Michael Edwards to Chelsea
Okay, so we’re starting to get a little worried that this might happen. We’d hoped that Edwards would take plenty of time off before moving into a job abroad. Or even better, away from another club.
Him moving to a rival wouldn’t exactly be a disaster but it’s hardly helpful. Not only does Edwards really know what he’s doing but he also knows Liverpool inside out. We could do without Chelsea having that information.
But this is the nature of elite football, really. Top clubs will compete for the best talent and that doesn’t necessarily mean players on the pitch.
As we said when Edwards announced his departure, Liverpool aren’t entirely reliant on him and he’s not a one-man show. Interest in him is really just a massive compliment to the Reds – others wish to follow their path.
And besides, Liverpool are doing quite well without him already.