Chelsea supreme Marina Granovskaia ‘ready to OUT at end of transfer window’

Chelsea supremo and Roman Abramovich acolyte Marina Granovskaia “will resign at the end of the transfer window”, after overseeing Todd Boehly’s £200m spend, with Atletico Madrid director of football Andrea Berta “the first choice to replace it.”

  • Marina Granovskaia is a key player at Chelsea and oversees the club’s transfers.
  • Granovskaia expected to stay despite Todd Boehly acquisition
  • Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel expected Granovskaia to remain in his job

Chelsea manager and transfer chief Marina Granovskaia will leave the club in August, according to reports in Germany.

The German newspaper Bild reported Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta is in line to replace Granovskaia at Stamford Bridge.

The news comes just days after a consortium led by American tycoon Todd Boehly completed the £4.25bn takeover of the club.

Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia is reportedly due to leave the club in August.

Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia is reportedly due to leave the club in August.

Thomas Tuchel hoped that Granovskaia would remain in his position at Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel hoped that Granovskaia would remain in his position at Stamford Bridge

The news comes just days after Boehly and Clearlake Capital's deal to buy the club was confirmed.

The news comes just days after Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s deal to buy the club was confirmed.

Granovskaia worked on transfers and contracts with Roman Abramovich. She became her representative at the club in 2010 and then joined the board in 2013 before becoming executive director the following year.

He was expected to stay at Stamford Bridge following Boehly’s takeover but has opted to walk away from the club, according to BILD. President Bruce Buck will remain in his place.

Thomas Tuchel had publicly expressed his wish for Granovskaia, who won best sporting director at the most recent Golden Boy Awards, to remain in her role after stressing the need for continuity as the club embarks on a new era. .

Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta (left) is in line to replace Granovskaia

Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta (left) is in line to replace Granovskaia

“I can only tell you that so far it has been a great relationship that has worked very well for me and I also hope that the other two make these decisions and have updates in a small circle of communication and responsibility,” said Tuchel.

“Hopefully it will continue like this, but I have no influence on it, I have no information if that will be the case.”

But Julian Knight, chairman of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, warned that those involved with Chelsea under Abramovich should not be part of the Stamford Bridge revolution.

Granovskaia is in line to receive £20m following consortium takeover of Boehly

Granovskaia is in line to receive £20m following consortium takeover of Boehly

Granovskaia worked closely with former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Granovskaia worked closely with former Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

“Any continuity with the Abramovich regime in Chelsea is certainly a disturbing development,” Knight told the Financial Times.

“There needs to be clarity around the process to ensure everything is done to the letter.”

Reports said that Granovskaia will raise £20m from the sale of Chelsea to Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Granovskaia’s last major role at the club will be to oversee the spending of a £200m war chest to be handed over to manager Thomas Tuchel as he attempts to revamp his squad following the lifting of government sanctions imposed in response to the full-scale invasion. of Russia from Ukraine. .

Chelsea are ready to embark on a new era under Boehly after a troubled spell for the club.

Chelsea are ready to embark on a new era under Boehly after a troubled spell for the club.

Defense will be a priority for the German manager as Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger leave as free agents to sign for Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, while doubts remain over the future of captain César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.

Sevilla’s highly-rated centre-back Jules Kounde is poised to become the first signing of the Boehly era.

RB Leipzig defender Josko Gvardiol, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling and Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele have also been linked with a move to the Blues.

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