What Julian Nagelsmann has already said about managing in the Premier League amid Chelsea and Spurs interest

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Julian Nagelsmann is a wanted man with both Chelsea and Tottenham thought to be taking a look at the young German in their new manager hunt.

Recently sacked by Bayern Munich, the 35-year-old has long been touted for an eventual move to the Premier League.

Spurs want a new manager for the summer while Chelsea, after letting go of Graham Potter, could be looking for a more immediate solution.

Speaking to the Telegraph in February 2021, the then-RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann expressed his interest in taking a Premier League job.

The possibility of following in his fellow countryman Jurgen Klopp’s footsteps appeared tempting to him, however he refused to put a timeframe on any potential move.

He said: “The Premier League is a very interesting league and I can imagine it could be a big aim to be a big manager in the Premier League one day, like Jurgen who is very successful.

“It could be a step in the future. But, you know, in soccer it’s not that easy to plan, ‘How long will you be a manager in Leipzig? When will you go to the Premier League?’.

“I could imagine going to the Premier League. I could imagine staying as a manager in the Bundesliga for my whole career. It’s cool to be a manager in my own country. I love it. But then perhaps in the future we can meet face-to-face in the Premier League, who knows.”