Next Chelsea manager told to demand ‘Boehly clause’ as Arsene Wenger gives advice
rsene Wenger has urged Chelsea’s next manager to insert a clause in their contract ensuring them the final say over all transfers and team management.
The struggling Blues have received heavy investment from their new Boehly-Clearlake owners yet crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night after being comfortably beaten by Real Madrid.
Former Arsenal boss Wenger was not impressed by Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali’s recent trips into the dressing room and sees it as a sign of “interference” in the manager’s job.
“I always put that in my contract,” he revealed to beIN Sports.
“The advice I give to young coaches when they make contracts, I say make what is important for you, put that clearly in your contract that you are the only one.
“Nobody can buy a player without your agreement, nobody can interfere with the team, and you are solely responsible for managing the team.
“After that you stand in a different way because usually when a club wants you, you are in a strong position. Once you’ve lost three games and you want to put that in a contract it’s already more difficult.”
Julian Nagelsmann and Ruben Amorim have both held talks with Chelsea over the vacant manager’s position, as well as Tottenham target Luis Enrique.
A new appointment is expected in the summer with the club determined to take their time in assessing all possible candidates.