June 28, 2022

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Chelsea officially parted ways with female director Abramovich’s trust

Chelsea finally officially parted ways with the club’s director, Marina Granovskaia. The 47-year-old woman has been widely rumored to be leaving the Blues after Roman Abramovich sold the club.

It is known, Granovskaia is one of Abramovich’s confidants. He is in charge of player transfers at Stamford Bridge. He has recruited a number of top players while still at Chelsea, such as N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas, Jorginho, Kai Havertz, to Thiago Silva.

With Abramovich’s departure from Chelsea, Granovskaia is said to be following in the boss’ footsteps. The news has been getting louder in recent days. Chelsea also announced the departure of Marina Granovskaia on its official website, chelseafc.com, Wednesday (22/06/2022) morning local time.

But the Blues did not immediately part with Granovskaia. The Russian woman will still help the club’s new owner, Todd Boehly, in buying and selling players. After the 2022 summer transfer window closes, he will leave Stamford Bridge. “This announcement includes the departure of Marina Granovskaia, Director of Chelsea FC. Boehly will operate as interim sporting director until the club calls for a full-time replacement,” the club said in a statement.

Furthermore, the statement states Boehly will continue the club’s work towards his targets during the current transfer window. Granovskaia has agreed to remain with Boehly and the club for the duration of the current transfer window, to the extent necessary to support the transition. “We thank Marina for her many years of service to the club and wish her all the best in the future,” Boehly added.

In addition to Marina Granovskaia, Chelsea made an overhaul on the club’s board of directors. One of them by placing the new boss of the Blues, Todd Boehly, as chairman of the club’s board of directors. “As custodians of Chelsea FC, we are now starting to carry out our long-term vision and plans for the club, creating a great experience for our passionate and loyal fans, and continuing to challenge for the highest honors in Chelsea FC history,” said Todd Boehly, controlling owner. with Chelsea FC, and Chairman and CEO Eldridge.

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He admitted that he was committed to bringing Chelsea to win every game and championship. “As the new era of Boehly-Clearlake ownership begins, we are excited to build a championship organization and grow Chelsea FC as a global platform,” added Behdad Eghbali and Jose E. Feliciano, co-owners of Chelsea FC, and co-founders and managing partners of Clearlake Capital.

Behdad Eghbali hopes to support Thomas Tuchel and the team to build a better club. “This is to make our loyal Chelsea fans and partners proud,” he said.