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Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck steps down after 19 years in the role

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck steps down after 19 years in the role

Chelsea have confirmed that Bruce Buck will step down as chairman at the end of the month after 19 years in the role.

This news comes just three weeks after Chelsea had a new owner, Todd Boehly who replaced Roman Abramovich.

In a statement on chelsea’s official website,he said :

‘I am proud to have helped Chelsea realize great success on the pitch and make a positive impact in the community.

‘Now is the right time to step down and let new ownership build on the strong foundations we have in place.

‘The owners have a compelling vision for Chelsea’s future, and I look forward to helping them achieve it in this new role alongside our incredible staff, players, coaches and supporters.’

Despite leaving his role as chairman, Buck will continue to support the club as a senior advisor going forward.

In a statement of his own, Boehly thanked Buck for his work in the role.

He said: ‘Bruce has led Chelsea Football Club to the highest levels of international and domestic football, while also developing one of the most active social responsibility projects in sport. We thank Bruce for his service and his commitment to the Club.’

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