Todd Boehly to be removed as Chelsea chairman at earliest opportunity

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A recent report suggests that Chelsea Chairman Todd Boehly is poised to be ousted from his position by the other owners in 2027.

Boehly, alongside Clearlake Capital, took over the reins of the London football club from the previous owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, in 2022.

Since acquiring Chelsea, the 50-year-old has been a regular presence at Stamford Bridge, engaging more actively in the club’s affairs than many of his investment peers.

An agreement was made at the time of the 2022 acquisition that allowed for the chairmanship to rotate among the American co-owners every five years.

With Clearlake Capital holding a dominant 60% stake in Chelsea, its influence is pronounced, especially with Behdad Eghbali’s hands-on involvement in daily operations.

Daily Mail via Sports Mole, reports that Chelsea plans to enact the clause mentioned earlier to depose Boehly at the close of the 2026-27 season.

Following the consortium’s purchase of Chelsea, Boehly stepped in as interim sporting director during the subsequent summer.

Despite rumors of a potential discord between Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, the club has quickly quashed such speculation.

Chelsea insists on the professional rapport between Eghbali and Todd Boehly, noting their regular communication and mutual agreement on key decisions.

Nevertheless, the decision to seek new leadership in the coming years hints at the owners’ desire for a different approach.

Nearly two years into his role, Boehly’s leadership has seen Chelsea invest £1bn in new signings, including players like Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson.

Yet, this hefty investment has not translated into success on the field, with the team currently sitting 10th in the Premier League, which could see the Blues miss out on European competition for the second straight year after a 12th place finish last season. This performance has significantly impacted the club’s finances during Boehly’s term.

Chelsea is set to continue its Premier League campaign with a match against the last-placed Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday.

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