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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.
Granovskaia, who rose to prominence as one of the toughest negotiators in
football during Roman Abramovich's reign, will remain available to support
Boehly for the duration of the current transfer window.
Boehly will operate as sporting director until the club names a full-time
"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
Behdad Eghbali and Jose E. Feliciano (co-controlling owners of Chelsea, and co-founders and managing partners
of Clearlake Capital)
Mark Walter (co-owner
of Chelsea, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Partners, owner of Los Angeles
Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Sparks)
Hansjorg Wyss (co-owner
of Chelsea and founder of the Wyss Foundation)
Jonathan Goldstein (co-owner
of Chelsea, co-founder and CEO of Cain International)
Barbara Charone (director
and co-founder of MBC PR)
Lord Daniel Finkelstein OBE (columnist and former executive editor of The Times)
James Pade (partner
and managing director of Clearlake Capital)
Chelsea confirmed chairman Bruce Buck's departure on Monday, with Boehly
replacing him in the role. Buck will continue to support the club as a senior
"I am proud to have helped Chelsea realize great success on the pitch
and make a positive impact in the community," Buck said.
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.