Marina Granovskaia’s departure from Chelsea Football Club has been announced, along with a number of new board members.
On June 22, 2022, a statement was published on Chelsea’s official website. According to rumors from the team, until a permanent replacement is named, new owner Todd Boehly will serve as the club’s interim sporting director.
With immediate effect, Todd Boehly was appointed Chelsea’s chairman. In a statement, he stated that the new board will use all of its resources to support Thomas Tuchel and Emma Hayes as they work to assemble an incredible team.
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 honours in line with Chelsea FC’s decorated history, co-controlling owner of Chelsea FC, and chairman and CEO of Eldridge. Working together, side-by-side, we are firmly committed to winning, both on and off the pitch. For us, that effort has begun.
Boehly also expressed his gratitude to Granovskaia for all of the work she has done for the club while serving as the club’s sporting director in a statement.
We thank Marina for her many years of excellent service to the Club and wish her all the best in her future ventures.
She has volunteered to stay with the team in order to lend support as they try to bolster their roster during the current transfer window.
Chelsea’s New Board Members include;
• Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners of Chelsea FC, and co-founders and managing partners of Clearlake Capital
• Mark Walter, co-owner of Chelsea FC, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Partners, owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Sparks
• Hansjörg Wyss, co-owner of Chelsea FC, founder of the Wyss Foundation
• Jonathan Goldstein, co-owner of Chelsea FC, 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