Todd Boehly has installed himself as interim sporting director after Chelsea confirmed the departure of Marina Granovskaia.
Boehly, whose consortium took over the club in a £4.25billion deal, has also been named chairman of the board in a series of leadership changes announced by the Stamford Bridge outfit on Wednesday.
Long-standing director Granovskaia will ‘remain available to Boehly and the Club for the duration of the current transfer window’ to help Chelsea pursue their targets, which includes Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling.
Boehly and Clearlake Capital appear determined to draw a line under the Roman Abramovich regime, with the three most senior personnel – former chairman Bruce Buck, Granovskaia and chief executive Guy Laurence – all leaving the club.
Buck’s departure was confirmed last Monday, and Granovskaia’s had been expected before confirmation from the club on Wednesday.
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