Ex-Liverpool transfer guru Michael Edwards SNUBS Chelsea job in thrashing of Todd Boehly’s hierarchy plans

MICHAEL EDWARDS has turned down a chance to work for Chelsea under new owner Todd Boehly.

American investment tycoon Boehly took over Stamford Bridge from Russian Roman Abramovich.

Michael Edwards was Liverpool's former sporting director

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Michael Edwards was Liverpool’s former sporting directorCredit: PA
Todd Boehly is looking for a sporting director at Chelsea

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Todd Boehly is looking for a sporting director at ChelseaCredit: Alamy

With Abramovich’s departure, club director Marina Granovskaia and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech also left.

Boehly plans to hire an athletic director after temporarily taking on the role himself.

And Edwards, who held that role at Liverpool, left Anfield last summer and became a top target for Chelsea.

He also worked with Portsmouth and later Tottenham but made a name for himself on Merseyside as a top talent spotter.

He brought the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk and Allison to Liverpool.

Manchester United were also interested in bringing Edwards at one point and fought Chelsea to do so.

But according to The Athletic, he has turned down Boehly’s recent approach to enjoying time away from football.

This means the Blues are unlikely to fill the vacant position before the September 1 transfer window closes.

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Chelsea have already landed big signings in Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.

But signing a striker remains a priority for Thomas Tuchel, who is linked to ex-Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Chelsea travel to Leeds next Sunday but without Tuchel after the German and Antonio Conte clashed after their 2-2 draw with Tottenham.

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte meet at Stamford Bridge

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Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte meet at Stamford BridgeCredit: Rex Features

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