Chelsea Owner Resigns As Sporting Director As Potter Faces Backlash

Chelsea’s co-controlling owner Todd Boehly has reportedly stepped back from his role as interim sporting director of the club.

Boehly had assumed that role after he completed the purchase of the club from Roman Abramovich in the summer. His arrival saw the departure of long-term director Marina Granovskaia and legend Petr Cech who used to oversee the transfers.

The American tycoon is believed to have been in charge of the high-profile players that Chelsea signed. The Blues signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Raheem Sterling. Dennis Zakaria was also added on loan.

The club has since added Benoit Badiashile from Monaco plus a series of other young talents. the club has used an excess of 350 million euros on new signings.

The success of Boehly’s new signing is still up in question as Chelsea continues to struggle. Thomas Tichel was sacked in early September and his replacement Graham Potter has endured a difficult time despite a splendid start to life in West London.

All the new players are yet to live up to their potential as the 2021 Champions League winners continue to struggle with the same problems of chances creation and converting them plus defensive frailties.

Boehly has recused himself from that role and handed it to new appointments Christopher Vivell and Paul Winstanley. Vivell was hired from RB Leipzig as the new technical director while the latter is the club’s club’s director of global talent and transfers.