Chelsea announced their new board of directors on Wednesday morning, ushering in a new era for the team. Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia’s exits were also officially announced.
The pair has long been a staple at Stamford Bridge, with Granovskaia in particular having a significant impact on transfer negotiations in her role as director of football. She has managed contract and transfer talks at the club and is a close friend of Roman Abramovich, although she will leave at the conclusion of the summer transfer window.
But Todd Boehly, a co-owner, has taken over as board chairman immediately, ending Buck’s tenure. Several individuals with whom he is familiar from the acquisition process, including Hansjorg Wyss, Jonathan Goldstein, and the co-founders of Clearlake Capital, will be joining him on the board.
In a statement posted on the club’s official website, Boehly said, “As custodians of Chelsea FC, we now begin executing our long-term vision and plan for the Club, creating an outstanding experience for its passionate, loyal fans, and continuing to challenge for top honors in line with Chelsea FC’s decorated history.” “We are steadfastly devoted to succeeding both on and off the field by working together, side by side. That effort has started for us.”
According to a MailOnline article, Granovskaia and Buck will lose out on a significant sum of money as a result of their leaving. The two were due to collect £50 million for their work on the sale, but they wouldn’t get it all unless they continued in their positions under the new administration.