Chelsea confirm Marina Granovskaia exit with Todd Boehly handling summer transfer business
Chelsea have confirmed Marina Granovskaia’s exit from the club with new owner Todd Boehly set to handle their transfer affairs.
The Blues released a statement on Wednesday morning confirming a number of managerial changes following the takeover.
Chelsea will be looking for a new sporting director, with Granovskaia leaving after 20 years.
She was one of the key members of the Roman Abramovich era and earned a reputation as one of football’s toughest negotiators.
“Boehly will function as interim sporting director until the club appoints a full-time replacement, continuing the club’s work towards its objectives during the current transfer window,” Chelsea’s statement read.
Granovskaia will remain at Chelsea’s disposal during the current transfer window to help the club’s major transition.
“We thank Marina for her many years of excellent service to the club and wish her the best in her future endeavours,” Boehly said.
All of the leading figures in the Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium have been added to Chelsea’s new board as the west London club’s new era continues to gather pace.
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“As Chelsea FC goalkeepers, we now begin to implement our long-term vision and plan for the club, creating an exceptional experience for its passionate and loyal fans, and continuing to strive for the highest honours. in line with Chelsea FC’s dedicated history,” Boehly said.
“Working together, side by side, we are firmly committed to winning, both on and off the pitch. For us, this effort has begun.
Clearlake chiefs and Chelsea co-owners Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano have also been added to the Blues’ new board.
Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Mark Walter, Swiss tycoon Hansjorg Wyss and British tycoon Jonathan Goldstein have all been officially named to Chelsea’s board.
Music industry supremo Barbara Charone and conservative peer and columnist Daniel Finkelstein were also added to the board, along with Clearlake Capital partner James Pade.
“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,” said Eghbali and Feliciano.
“We look forward to supporting Thomas Tuchel, Emma Hayes and their teams, and will provide proactive and unwavering support to make loyal Chelsea fans and our partners proud.”
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