Buck steps down as Chelsea chairman after 18-trophy tenure as Boehly era takes shape at Stamford Bridge

[20-06-2022 02:36 PM]

Ammon News - The American lawyer has been part of the Blues’ boardroom since 2003, but he will now be moving into an advisory role

Chelsea have announced that Bruce Buck will – in the wake of the Todd Boehly-led consortium taking the reins at Stamford Bridge - be stepping down from his role as club chairman, with a 19-year tenure whih delivered 18 trophies to be brought to a close.

The American lawyer, who has formed part of the Blues’ boardroom since 2003, will be moving into a senior advisory role with the Premier League heavyweights from June 30.

During his time at the helm, which has also seen the club’s women’s side land 12 pieces of silverware, while Chelsea have become a “one of the world’s elite football clubs and a globally recognised brand followed by millions".

Explaining his decision on the Blues’ official website, Buck said: “I am proud to have helped Chelsea realise great success on the pitch and make a positive impact in the community.

“Now is the right time to step down and let new ownership build on the strong foundations we have in place.

“The owners have a compelling vision for Chelsea’s future, and I look forward to helping them achieve it in this new role alongside our incredible staff, players, coaches and supporters.”

Boehly, co-controlling owner of Chelsea following a takeover in west London that saw Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich sever ties with the club, added on Buck: “Bruce has led Chelsea to the highest levels of international and domestic football, while also developing one of the most active social responsibility projects in sport. We thank Bruce for his service and his commitment to the club.”

Buck's departure comes amid a time of huge flux at Chelsea, with Guy Laurence also leaving his role as SEO while director Eugene Tenenbaum has been sanctioned due to his financial connections with Russia.


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