Chelsea have confirmed director Marina Granovskaia will leave the club at the end of the summer transfer window, with co-controlling owner Todd Boehly named chairman and interim sporting director.
Boehly will operate as sporting director until the club names a full-time replacement and Granovskaia will remain available to support him for the duration of the current transfer window.
“We thank Marina for her many years of excellent service to the club and wish her all the best in her future ventures,” Boehly said in a statement.
Chelsea also confirmed chairman Bruce Buck’s departure on Monday after 19 years as chairman, with Boehly replacing him in the role. Buck will continue to support the club as a senior advisor.
“I am proud to have helped Chelsea realize great success on the pitch and make a positive impact in the community,” said Buck.
“Now is the right time to step down and let new ownership build on the strong foundations we have in place. The owners have a compelling vision for Chelsea’s future, and I look forward to helping them achieve it in this new role alongside our incredible staff, players, coaches and supporters.”
Boehly added: “Bruce has led Chelsea Football Club to the highest levels of international and domestic football, while also developing one of the most active social responsibility projects in sport.
“We thank Bruce for his service and his commitment to the club.”
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