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Bruce Buck to step down as Chelsea chairman

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Chelsea Soccer Membership have immediately confirmed that Bruce Buck will step down as Chairman of the membership on the finish of June, with new proprietor Todd Boehly anticipated to take his place.

It continues a significant reshuffle in west London, with the membership having been taken away from Roman Abramovich on account of the sanctions imposed on him by the British authorities following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Official: Bruce Buck to step down as Chelsea chairman

Incoming Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly earlier than the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge on Could 22, 2022 in London, England. (Photograph by Robin Jones/Getty Photos)

Buck had been chairman of the membership since Abramovich took over in 2003, and can stay an integral a part of the Stamford Bridge facet as he strikes right into a senior advisor function, however will not occupy the primary seat.

‘Throughout Buck’s chairmanship, Chelsea solidified its place as one of many world’s elite soccer golf equipment and a globally recognised model adopted by thousands and thousands. In that point, the lads’s crew earned 18 main trophies (greater than some other English membership) whereas Chelsea FC Ladies received 12 main trophies’, Chelsea wrote in an official statement.

In the meantime, Buck was eager to level to his new place as senior advisor as a constructive step, relatively than a demotion.

‘I’m proud to have helped Chelsea understand nice success on the pitch and make a constructive affect locally,’ stated Buck. ‘Now could be the correct time to step down and let new possession construct on the sturdy foundations now we have in place. The house owners have a compelling imaginative and prescient for Chelsea’s future, and I sit up for serving to them obtain it on this new function alongside our unimaginable employees, gamers, coaches and supporters.’

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And new proprietor Todd Boehly was fast so as to add his thanks for the 20 years of service that Buck offered, including:

‘Bruce has led Chelsea Soccer Membership to the best ranges of worldwide and home soccer, whereas additionally growing one of the vital lively social accountability initiatives in sport, We thank Bruce for his service and his dedication to the Membership.’

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2 Manchester Metropolis 0 0 0
3 Manchester United 0 0 0
4 West Ham United 0 0 0
5 Everton FC 0 0 0
6 Southampton FC 0 0 0
7 Chelsea FC 0 0 0
8 Arsenal FC 0 0 0
9 Newcastle United 0 0 0
10 Leicester Metropolis 0 0 0
11 Liverpool FC 0 0 0
12 Aston Villa 0 0 0
13 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0
14 Fulham FC 0 0 0
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0
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17 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0
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