Report: 69-year-old member of Chelsea staff exits Stamford Bridge, some Blues players will be in 'shock'
Paco Biosca has reportedly left Stamford Bridge in his role as Chelsea’s medical chief.
Biosca, 69, has been the head of the medical department for the Blues, arriving at the club back in 2011.
But The Telegraph now claims that the Spanish doctor is no longer a member of Chelsea’s staff.
It is understood that some long-serving players in the current squad will find it a “shock” to hear the news of his departure.
The report adds that first-team doctor Dimitrios Kalogiannidis will take charge of the club’s medical department on an interim basis while the Chelsea hierarchy search for a permanent replacement.
Paco Biosca left Chelsea
You don’t hear much as a supporter about inside clubs when it comes to medics, but Biosca must have played a key role in his senior position at the Bridge.
You’d like to think he built up a relationship with players during an 11-year stay in London.
He’s been around the club during two Champions League victories, including the first success back in 2012 [see image below].
Everything brand new
This is just yet another change in a long line of decisions made by Chelsea’s new ownership, who are certainly putting their stamp on proceedings.
The latest update clearly is not as significant as a manager change, with Graham Potter recently replacing Thomas Tuchel at the helm.
However, all these different faces around the club in staff positions has to make it a different kind of environment.
Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech are some of the other high-profile Chelsea staff members to depart Chelsea under the new regime. It means the Blues are now busy looking for a new medical chief and a sporting director, with Leeds United’s Victor Orta one man linked with the latter.
You’ve got to appreciate the fact that Chelsea’s new owners are definitely leaving no stone unturned and are going about things in their own way. Hopefully, it’s the right way and getting rid of all the old guard doesn’t backfire.