Report: What all three of the potential new Chelsea owners have now told Granovskaia and Bruce Buck

Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia have reportedly been reassured by all three of the potential new Chelsea owners that their jobs are secure.

According to the Evening Standard, each of the remaining bidders brought up Buck and Granovskaia’s positions during discussions with club executives ahead of last Friday’s final deadline for offers.

Buck one of the Blues

Until the identity of Roman Abramovich’s successor is revealed, occupational security will certainly be on the minds of everyone associated with Chelsea.

A major reshuffle from top to bottom could well happen once one of Todd Boehly, Stephen Pagliuca or Sir Martin Broughton take the reins.

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Staff members might be replaced by individuals more familiar with the candidates.

They will undoubtedly want to splash Stamford Bridge with a smattering of their most trusted close connections.

However, to avoid dismantling the entire structure, Boehly, Pagliuca and Broughton appear to share at least one common view.

Without Granovskaia and Buck, the whole operation could begin to crumble.

Marina and her Chelsea’s diamonds

The Evening Standard claim that both of the senior figures at Chelsea are regarded highly by the applicants still in the running to become the new owner.

Granovskaia’s football expertise, especially in the transfer market, will surely be utilised to the full in order to improve Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

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Not only that, but also to bring profit into the company through player sales, as she achieved so successfully last summer by making a profit on Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori, Marc Guehi and Tino Livramento.

Buck meanwhile is apparently ‘seen as important to ensure a smooth transition’ once Abramovich’s kingdom fully changes hands.

The 76-year-old became Chelsea’s Chairman in 2004 and knows the inner workings of the club better than most.

Whilst he and Granovskaia look set to stick around for the new dawn, the same cannot be said for all the people working below board level.

Please spare a thought to all the matchday staff, grounds people and those behind the scenes who will understandably be fearing the worst.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.