Having only appointed Frank Lampard until the end of last season, it was always expected that Chelsea would bring in a new manager over the summer.

They eventually convinced Mauricio Pochettino to return to the Premier League, but a new report from AD in the Netherlands makes it very clear that Todd Boehly wanted other candidates first.

One of those was Arne Slot, who had just steered Feyenoord to an Eredivisie title, and who was a very wanted man, with the likes of Tottenham also after him.

Looking at how the season has gone for the Eredivisie side so far, it’s discussed how Dennis te Kloese’s ability to get the Dutch manager to sign a new contract is seen as a ‘golden move’.

It’s recalled that Spurs did ‘everything they could’ to attract him to the Premier League, but they weren’t the only ones.

Journalist Milos Gouka writes that Slot ‘himself will probably not confirm it anywhere’, but Todd Boehly ‘had him picked up by private jet to discuss a future’ at Chelsea.

However, that clearly didn’t work, as the Blues eventually appointed Pochettino for the job, which has resulted in mitigated performances to date.