Chelsea have appointed Todd Boehly as the club’s new chairman.

He will replace Bruce Buck who is expected to step down as Blues chairman at the end of the month.

The club is moving in a new direction under new owners with the aim of “creating an outstanding experience for its passionate, loyal fans, and continuing to challenge for top honours in line with Chelsea’s decorated history.”

“Boehly has been named chairman of the board of Chelsea FC effective immediately,” read the club’s statement.

Meanwhile, Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano, co-controlling owners of Chelsea, and co-founders and managing partners of Clearlake Capital added: “As the new era of the Boehly-Clearlake ownership begins, we are excited to build a championship organisation and grow Chelsea FC as a global platform.

“We look forward to backing Thomas Tuchel, Emma Hayes and their teams, and will provide proactive, unbending support to make Chelsea’s loyal fans and our partners proud.”

The side also confirmed the departure of Marina Granovskaia, who was the director of Chelsea. Boehly will operate as interim sporting director until the Club names a full-time replacement.

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