Fabrizio Romano Verifies – “Huge Statement By Club Owners” As Chelsea Is Set To Nominate A New Executive Of Recruitment
The appointment of Joe Shields as Chelsea’s new director of recruitment has been revealed by seasoned journalist Fabrizio Romano. Shields has previously worked for teams like Southampton, Manchester City, Crystal Palace, and Fulham. He is a well-respected professional in the field.
He left Manchester City in July after nine arduous years and joined Southampton. He was instrumental in the club’s £10.5 million acquisition of Romero Lavia, a defensive midfielder. Chelsea, on the other hand, had a £50 million offer for the player rejected.
Romano posted the following on Twitter:
“Exclusive: Chelsea is closing in on the agreement with Southampton to appoint Joe Shields as new Director of Recruitment.”
“Huge statement by club owners as Shields is highly rated after his top work with Southampton and Man City, discovering many talents.”
During his tenure at the Etihad Stadium, Shields is also credited for discovering several future stars. Shields, with his background, might end up being the ideal addition to Todd Boehly’s recruitment team, who was eager to expand with an experienced member.
Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea, responded to winning their UEFA Champions League group.
After defeating AC Milan 2-0 on the road, Chelsea topped Group E of the UEFA Champions League. Graham Potter values ascending to the top of the hierarchy. After the victory in the San Siro, he stated to the reporters (via football. London):
“It’s important to be there at the end of the group and because of that, we know we have to keep going and focus on Salzburg away. Between that, we have Premier League games to focus on and then we’ll be ready for that.”
Since taking charge, Potter has done a fantastic job of boosting the team’s confidence. The 47-year-old explained how he was able to accomplish that by saying:
“The Salzburg game was a difficult game for lots of reasons. It wasn’t the best start in Zagreb and then things changed behind the scenes, then Her Majesty [Queen Elizabeth] passes away and you have no games. The players did know us and we didn’t know them, then we had the international break. We worked hard in emphasizing the importance of the group and the team and that there is quality. It’s been a nice start for us and we need to carry on.”
Speaking about his Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the former Brighton & Hove Albion manager added:
“We haven’t done anything special with him, it’s all down to him. He’s been building his fitness up. He had a difficult summer but the stronger he gets and the more we understand him and he understands us, the better he will be.”