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Chelsea appoint ex-Leipzig recruitment chief Vivell as technical director

Chelsea have appointed Christopher Vivell as the club's new technical director.

Vivell, 36, previously worked at RB Leipzig in his native Germany where he was responsible for recruitment and scouting across all age groups.

Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly said Vivell would provide support for manager Graham Potter.

Boehly said: "We are delighted that Christopher is taking up this important leadership role at the club.

"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."

Vivell said: "Chelsea are building the most exciting project in global football and I'm extremely proud to be joining the club.

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