has responded to claims he has withdrawn from the race to become ’s next manager.
Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique and Mauricio Pochettino emerged as the frontunners to replace after the former Brighton boss was .
Chelsea’s hierarchy have reportedly interviewed all three managers for the position, with placed in temporary charge until the end of the season.
On Friday, it emerged that former Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig boss Nagelsmann was .
There were conflicting reports over the development, with some suggesting Nagelsmann had himself rejected Chelsea’s advances and others saying the Blues had removed him from their list of targets.
Responding to claims he had cancelled a further round of talks with Chelsea, Nagelsmann told Sky Sports Germany: ‘To cancel something, you have to commit to something first.’
While the 35-year-old will not be Chelsea’s next manager, he could yet secure another big job this summer with fellow Premier League club .
Nagelsmann was sacked by Bayern Munich last month but remains one of the most highly-rated coaches in Europe, having won the Bundesliga at Bayern and enjoyed an impressive spell at Leipzig.
Chelsea are still interested in former Spain boss Enrique and ex-Tottenham manager Pochettino but have also .
The Manchester City legend has this season led Burnley to promotion from the Championship in his first year in charge at Turf Moor.
Chelsea, who have slipped into the bottom-half of the Premier League, were and return to action on Wednesday against Brentford.
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