Boehly changes plan at Chelsea that could impact January transfer window

'Update on this': Todd Boehly changes his plan at Chelsea, may have big impact on January transfer window – journalist

Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has changed his plan on hiring a sporting director for the club.

The American oversaw the role over a busy summer for the Blues, as the club transitioned from the previous ownership which left earlier this year.

The inexperience of some people on the board in football saw them struggle a little bit when it came to closing out transfers in the final stages.

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Chelsea looked favourites to sign both Raphinha and Jules Kounde at a point during this summer, however both ended up at Barcelona for this season.

Because of those issues, there would have been hopes among the fanbase that they would be in a better position before the next transfer window in terms of boardroom staff.

Boehly to stay as sporting director

While they have made a number of appointments behind the scenes, Jacobs has claimed that Boehly may be set to carry on the role of sporting director this January.

He said: “Update on this. Chelsea currently planning for Todd Boehly to stay on as sporting director in January. Plenty of candidates discussed but Chelsea still in no rush to appoint unless they find right name. Boehly enjoying the role and other appointments now allow Chelsea to take time.

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“The original plan was to find a sporting director by September. But now Chelsea are exploring all options, including Boehly staying in his interim sporting director role for longer.”

It is widely speculated that the club are hopeful that they will be able to convince former Liverpool man Michael Edwards to take the role.

While he has so far been blown away by the project, he is insistent on taking an absence from the sport, which could see why Boehly is prepared to carry on in the role for a short-term basis.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released