Todd Boehly will act as interim sporting director to deal with Chelsea’s summer season switch dealings.
Chelsea’s co-controlling proprietor has been confirmed because the Stamford Bridge membership’s new chairman, changing Bruce Buck with instant impact.
Marina Granovskaia has additionally been confirmed as stepping down from her directorship, leaving US magnate Boehly to spearhead Chelsea’s recruitment negotiations on this summer season switch window.
All the highest Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium figureheads have been added to Chelsea’s new board, because the west London membership’s new period continues to collect tempo.
“As custodians of Chelsea FC, we now start executing our long-term imaginative and prescient and plan for the membership, creating an impressive expertise for its passionate, loyal followers, and persevering with to problem for high honours according to Chelsea FC’s devoted historical past,” mentioned Boehly.
“Working collectively, aspect by aspect, we’re firmly dedicated to successful, each on and off the pitch. For us, that effort has begun.”
Clearlake chiefs and Chelsea co-controlling homeowners Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano have additionally been added to the Blues’ new board.
Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Mark Walter, Swiss magnate Hansjorg Wyss and British tycoon Jonathan Goldstein have all been formally named on the Chelsea board.
Music trade supremo Barbara Charone and Tory peer and columnist Daniel Finkelstein have additionally been added to the board, together with Clearlake Capital accomplice James Pade.
“As the brand new period of the Boehly-Clearlake possession begins, we’re excited to construct a championship organisation and develop Chelsea FC as a worldwide platform,” mentioned Eghbali and Feliciano.
“We look ahead to backing Thomas Tuchel, Emma Hayes and their groups, and can present proactive, unbending assist to make Chelsea’s loyal followers and our companions proud.”
Chelsea will now begin the seek for a everlasting sporting director, with Granovskaia leaving the membership after virtually 20 years at Stamford Bridge.
Granovskaia rose to prominence as one of many hardest negotiators in soccer in Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea.
“Boehly will function as interim sporting director till the membership names a full-time substitute, persevering with the membership’s work in direction of its targets throughout the present switch window,” learn Chelsea’s assertion.
Granovskaia will stay accessible to Chelsea throughout the present switch window to assist the membership’s main transition.
“We thank Marina for her a few years of wonderful service to the membership and want her all the most effective in her future ventures,” mentioned Boehly.
Chelsea and Boehly face a busy summer season of switch dealings forward, as soon as Romelu Lukaku’s return to Inter Milan on a one-year mortgage is totally ratified.
Belgium striker Lukaku’s swap again to Inter will permit the Blues to take care of incoming choices, with the likes of Sevilla’s Jules Kounde nonetheless anticipating to make the Stamford Bridge transfer.
Chelsea are understood to carry Manchester Metropolis’s Raheem Sterling in excessive regard, whereas out-of-contract Barcelona ahead Ousmane Dembele has courted curiosity from the Blues all summer season.