TODD BOEHLY has stepped down as Chelsea’s interim sporting director, reports suggest.
American businessman Boehly acquired Chelsea after Roman Abramovich had his assets frozen owing to his links with Russian president Vladimir Putin, who the UK government were sanctioning due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Boehly stepped into the void to try and ease the burden and became its interim sporting director, with him proceeding to sign eight players in the summer.
However, after signing three players already in January to take the total outlay to almost £350million, it has now been reported that Boehly has relinquished this position.
According to The Telegraph, Boehly will now allow new upstairs recruits Christopher Vivell and Paul Winstanley to take charge of this process.
Vivell was brought in as the Blues new technical director last month from RB Leipzig.
Meanwhile, Winstanley became the club’s new head of global talent and transfers after being pinched from Brighton in November.
Boehly’s new role will now be that of just being Chelsea’s chairman and Co-owner alongside Behdad Eghbali.
Regardless of the shift of roles, Chelsea have once again taken the headlines today after they reportedly agreed to pay the £10m fee Atletico Madrid demanded for Joao Felix.
Furthermore, despite calls for his head, The Telegraph’s report indicates he remains fully supportive of Graham Potter as the club’s long-term manager.
While a deal for Felix may now be in the works, transfers for Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk could see Chelsea eclipse the half-a-million spent mark in just seven months of Boehly’s ownership.