Todd Boehly, the billionaire owner of Chelsea, names himself the club’s board chairman and acting sporting director



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

The Stanford Bridge Club has revealed that Granovskaia, who supervised Chelsea’s hiring during the reign of former Roman Abramovich, will go in the same manner as former Chairman, Bruce Buck.

While Chelsea looks for “a full time” replacement, “the American billionaire” will temporarily fill Granovskaia’s position.

Eight more appointments to Chelsea’s management team were confirmed, and the new co-owner was designated as the board’s chairman.

These are:

Behdad Eghbali, Jose Feliciano, and James Pade, managing partners of Clearlake CapitalMark Walter, owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles SparksHansjorg Wyss, founder of the Wyss FoundationJonathan Goldstein, CEO of Cain InternationalBarbara Charone, director of MBC PRDaniel 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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