Bruce Buck could now remain at Chelsea while Todd Boehly’s consortium outlines their plans for a new behind-the-scenes management structure at the west London club
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Todd Boehly is reportedly set to keep Bruce Buck as Chelsea chairman as part of the club’s new management structure proposed by the American businessman.
According to The Times, Buck is expected to remain with the Blues, having previously worked under Roman Abramovich before the latter was sanctioned by the UK government. The west London club are in a race against time to complete the proposed acquisition led by Boehly’s consortium before the June 8 deadline.
Abramovich put the club up for sale on March 2, citing the attention the club received following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. A wide-ranging search for a new owner has been narrowed down to choices by Raine Group, the bank that handled the multi-billion pound transaction.
The Premier League has conducted background checks on Boehly’s consortium, which includes funding from Clearlake Capital, Jonathan Goldstein and Hansjorg Wyss. Despite the fact that the sale will be worth £4billion, there is confidence on all sides that a deal can be closed quickly.
Though Boehly will make a number of changes at the top, it’s understood Jonathan Goldstein, who may have been considered as Buck’s replacement, will not join the board. His links with Tottenham have reportedly put the club off from appointing him.
Instead, he will reportedly be at the center of the Stamford Bridge redevelopment project. “This deal would not have happened without Jonathan,” an insider told the Times.
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This would see Buck moving on and bring some continuity to the blues, having worked alongside Abramovich on some of the clubs best hits in recent years. The same goes for Chelsea director and chief negotiator Marina Granovskaia, who is also set to remain at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues have won a number of major awards since Buck joined the club and have overseen some of the biggest transfers in club history, including Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and N’Golo Kante.
Both Buck and Granovskaia played a key role in selecting the preferred bidder alongside Raine Group, the US bank hired by Abramovich to handle the sale of the club.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/todd-boehly-chelsea-bruce-buck-26918259 New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly 'finalizes management structure' with Bruce Buck moving on