Marina Granovskaia reported to be leaving Chelsea, set to follow Bruce Buck in leaving their roles
It has been reported Marina Granovskaia is set to leave Chelsea, with sources suggesting she could depart before the transfer window close.
Matt Law of The Telegraph reported she is set to become the next big-name exit from the club, after it was confirmed by the club that Bruce Buck had stood down as chairman.
Granovskaia has been closely associated with Roman Abramovich since 1997, before taking charge of player transfers and contracts in 2013.
The Russian-Canadian was awarded ‘Best Club Director in European Football’ last year at the Golden Boy awards in Italy.
The new owner is already expected to take over duties as chairman following Buck’s departure from the role, however the Telegraph report their understanding is he will also take the reins of transfer dealings.
The club website claims Granovskaia has “acted as a representative of the owner at the club and in support of the board of directors”, meaning her departure is just more indication of the huge changes at Stamford Bridges.
The new era will spell change for the first time since 2003, when Abramovich chose to purchase the club and invest heavily.
The financial backing saw the Blues become one of Europe’s elite clubs, twice winning the Champions League in 2012 and 2021.
After winning the Club World Cup last season, Chelsea secured every trophy possible in Abramovich’s 19-year tenure, building the foundations for a strong future despite the major changes at the top.
The Stamford Bridge faithful will be keen to see the club receive similar financial investment from the new consortium ownership group, and rumours of interest in Raheem Sterling becoming the first signing of the new era are the signs the club are going to follow suit.