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Chelsea billionaire owner, Todd Boehly appoints himself as interim sporting director and chairman of the club’s board

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Chelsea billionaire owner, Todd Boehly appoints himself as interim sporting director and chairman of the club's board

After the club announced the departures of Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has installed himself as interim sports director and chairman of the club’s board.

The Blues have revealed that Granovskaia, who supervised Chelsea’s recruiting under previous owner Roman Abramovich, will leave Stamford Bridge with former chairman Bruce Buck.

The American billionaire will assume Granovskaia’s responsibilities on an interim basis as Chelsea searches for a permanent replacement.

The new co-owner was designated chairman of the board, and eight other members of Chelsea’s executive team were also confirmed.

These are:

  • Behdad Eghbali, Jose Feliciano, and James Pade, managing partners of Clearlake Capital
  • Mark Walter, owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Sparks
  • Hansjorg Wyss, founder of the Wyss Foundation
  • Jonathan Goldstein, CEO of Cain International
  • Barbara Charone, director of MBC PR
  • Daniel Finkelstein, former executive editor of The Times

A Chelsea statement released on Wednesday morning said: “Boehly has been named chairman of the board of Chelsea FC effective immediately.

“The announcement includes the departure of Marina Granovskaia, director of Chelsea FC.

“Boehly will operate as interim sporting director until the club names a full-time replacement, continuing the club’s work towards its targets during the current transfer window.

“Chelsea FC and Ms. Granovskaia have agreed that she will remain available to Boehly and the club for the duration of the current transfer window, to the extent required to support the transition.”

“We thank Marina for her many years of excellent service to the club and wish her all the best in her future ventures,” said Boehly.

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