Granovskaia pushed out, Tuchel confirmed in his duties

Axel Allag, Media365, published on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 9:50 p.m.

While the American businessman Todd Boehly and his consortium of investors have taken control of Chelsea since the end of May, the organization chart of the Blues is changing considerably and changes have been announced.

Chelsea have changed eras since the end of May. The sale of the club to the American Todd Boehly and his consortium of investors was recorded on May 30, and this Wednesday, Chelsea announced the separation with its managing director, the influential Marina Granovskaia. Considered the trusted wife of former owner Roman Abramovich, she had gradually risen through the ranks within the club, going from a role on the board of directors (in 2010) to that of general manager. (since 2014). Recognized for her great demands on the transfer market, she had notably weighed in favor of an extension for Didier Drogba, who was thinking of leaving the club in 2009, and also by persuading Real Madrid to pay more than 120 million euros to get Eden Hazard.

Tuchel supported for the future

« Chelsea and Ms Granovskaia have agreed that she will remain available to Boehly and the club for the duration of the transfer window, the time necessary to ensure the transition », can we read on the press release from Chelsea. Appointed chairman of the board of directors, Boehly will take on the duties of interim sporting director during the summer transfer window. In addition, the press release confirmed Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes (at the head of the women’s team) in their functions. « We look forward to supporting Thomas Tuchel, Emma Hayes and their teams, and will provide proactive and unyielding support to make loyal Chelsea fans and our partners proud, » specify Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, two of the new co-owners. « We thank Marina for her many years of excellent service to the club and wish her the best in her future endeavours. »also commented Boehly.

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