Chelsea have officially appointed Christopher Vivell as the team’s new technical director. Former goalkeeping legend Petr Cech had previously held the position with the team for three years. However, Cech departed Chelsea over the summer after Todd Boehly became the new owner.

“Chelsea are building the most exciting project in global football and I’m extremely proud to be joining the club,” claimed Vivell. “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.”

Christopher Vivell brings Haaland expertise to Chelsea

Vivell was previously head of scouting and recruitment at RB Salzburg. He championed the signing of Erling Haaland at the Austrian club in 2019. Following his time in Austria, Vivell moved to RB Leipzig. The scouting expert was responsible for recruiting at all stages of the German team.

Boehly and co-owner Behdad Eghbali were thrilled with the announcement. “We are delighted that Christopher is taking up this important leadership role at the club,” the two said in a group statement.

“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.”

Nkunku reportedly ready to meet up with Vivell at Chelsea

Vivell arrives with a familiar face coming over to Stamford Bridge. Reports indicate Christopher Nkunku is on the way to Chelsea. Regarded as one of the top youngsters in Europe, Nkunku worked with Vivell at RB Leipzig. However, Chelsea likely must wait on Nkunku’s arrival. Nkunku arrives on a summer transfer.

Chelsea restart their current campaign with a visit from Bournemouth on Dec. 27.