Todd Painwhich led the recent world record purchase Chelseawill assume the functions of chairman and interim sports director after a change in leadership in Premier League club.
Changes announced on Wednesday include leaving Marina Granovskayawho was previously a director and played a key role in buying and selling Chelsea players on the transfer market, but not until the end of the current transfer window.
Chelsea stated that Granovskaya “will remain available to Pain and the club for the duration of the current contract”. transfer windowsto the extent necessary to support the transition.”
West London club was sold last month for £2.5bn ($3.1bn), the highest price ever paid for a sports team, to a consortium led by Boli, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. This price tag is expected to eclipse the upcoming sale of NFL team Denver Broncos.
Chelsea sale ends trophy-rich 19-year tenure Roman Abramovicha Russian oligarch who was forced to put the club up for sale in March after he was sanctioned by the British government for what it called facilitating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brutal and barbaric invasion” of Ukraine.
Bruce Buck, who served as chairman under Abramovich, is stepping down at the end of June.
Granovskaya was another trusted and increasingly important board member under Abramovich.
In announcing the composition of the club’s new board of directors, Boly said it marks the beginning of “implementation of our long-term vision and plan for the clubcreating an outstanding experience for their passionate, dedicated fans and continuing to compete for top honors in keeping with Chelsea’s rich history.