Although Nagelsmann is viewed as the front-runner to permanently succeed Potter (Fabrizio Romano), according to a recent report from Relevo, the Blues have also contacted Jose Mourinho and former Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Chelsea has added a surprise former Premier League manager to its managerial shortlist.
Frank Lampard has been appointed as Chelsea’s interim manager until the end of the season.
The Blues are looking for a new permanent manager after sacking Graham Potter last week, and several names have already been linked, including former Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann.
Luis Enrique is also thought to be a candidate for the vacant position, but the latest reports will come as a surprise, particularly the links to Santo, who had a turbulent time with rivals Spurs.
Between June 2021 and November 2021, the ex-Wolves manager managed just eight wins from 17 games in charge of the Lilywhites before Daniel Levy decided to part ways with the Portuguese tactician.
Although the 49-year-old, who is currently in charge of Saudi club Al-Ittihad, has improved his win percentage, many will argue that his credentials do not match what is required to be a success at Stamford Bridge, and with owner Todd Boehly desperate for an immediate impact, appointing Santo would be viewed as a huge, and potentially unnecessary, risk.
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