Chelsea issued ‘chaos’ verdict as behind-the-scenes deal agreed
Chelsea need to appoint a ‘rational’ CEO to address the ‘chaos’ at Stamford Bridge since Todd Boehly’s takeover.
That is the view of finance expert Kieran Maguire, who spoke exclusively to Football Insider about the Blues’ plans to change their boardroom hierarchy.
The Athletic reported on Friday (12 May) that Chelsea are set to appoint Chris Jurasek as the club’s new chief executive after agreeing to terms over a deal.
Jurasek has been working as an operating executive for Clearlake Capital — the US private equity firm that now co-owns Chelsea alongside Boehly’s consortium.
He is set to take charge of the club ahead of the summer transfer window, with Tom Glick, who was appointed as the president of business at Chelsea in July 2022, reporting directly to Jurasek behind the scenes.
It is understood that Jurasek has already attended some London meetings as he gears up to run the club from the top alongside Boehly.
Maguire believes the role of CEO could be ‘massive’ at Chelsea after their unsuccessful start to the Boehly era.
“A good CEO has to set out a long-term strategy for the organisation,” Maguire told Football Insider.
“They effectively operate as the eyes and ears for investors and pass down their ideas through management.
“In terms of Chelsea, it’s going to be a massive job as we have seen too much chaos when it comes to the introduction of the new owners.
“They need more rational decision-makers behind the scenes.“
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