Marina Granovskaia leaves Chelsea

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Marina Granovskaia leaves Chelsea

Marina Granovskaia's exit from Chelsea is official, and should remain with the new ownership led by Todd Boehly during the transfer window. Marina, alongside Roman Abramovich from day one, thus leaves her powerful role on the club board.

Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-owners of Chelsea and co-founders of Clearlake Capital, said: "As a new era begins with the Boehly-Clearlake property, we are thrilled to grow Chelsea FC as an organization and as a club on of an international platform.

We look forward to supporting Thomas Tuchel, Emma Hayes and their teams. We will give them proactive and solid support to make Chelsea fans and members proud. Todd Boehly is the new Chelsea president. He had been at the head of the consortium throughout the negotiation phase and therefore his role in the club does not come as a surprise.

Who is Marina Granovskaia

Marina Granovskaia graduated in 1997 from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, in the faculty of foreign languages; she later she started working as a technical assistant to Roman Abramovich in the oil company Sibneft.

In 2003, when Abramovich bought the Chelsea Football Club football team, she moved to the London office; during her years at the club, Granovskaia was involved in the Blues' signing campaign and in drafting contracts with players.

In 2013 she joined the Chelsea board of directors, while in 2014 she was promoted to managing director. In 2018 Times magazine named her the most powerful woman in football, while Forbes ranked her fifth in the ranking of the most influential women in the world of professional sports.

In the summer of 2003 Roman Abramovic bought Chelsea Football Club for £ 60 million; since then, thanks to enormous investments of money to sign players and coaches, the London club has started a new era of success, winning the Premier League in the 2004-2005 season, exactly 50 years after the last national title won, and then repeating itself in the following year.

On 19 May 2012 Chelsea won the first Champions League in their history, thanks to the victory against Bayern Munich on penalties. He managed to repeat himself in 2021, winning 1-0 against Manchester City with a goal from Kai Havertz.

In total, under his management, Chelsea have won 22 official trophies. Since the summer of 2008 it seems to have lost a large part of its capital on the stock exchange following the great financial crisis, on the previous estimated twenty-three and a half billion dollars, there is talk of a loss of even twenty.