Bruce Buck to step down as Chelsea chairman following change of ownership
MOSCOW, June 20 – Bruce Buck will step down as chairman of Chelsea’s board following a change in ownership of the football club, according to the Londoners’ official website.
The deal to transfer Chelsea from the ownership of Russian businessman Roman Abramovich to a consortium of Todd Boeli officially closed at the end of May.
Buck, who has served as the club’s chairman since 2003, will step down on June 30 to become a senior advisor.
“I’m proud to have helped Chelsea achieve great success on the pitch. Now is the perfect time to step down and let the new owners build the future on a solid foundation. The owners have a vision for Chelsea’s future and I look forward to helping them.” achieve goals in a new role,” said Buck.
Abramovich has been the owner of Chelsea since the summer of 2003. Under him, the London club became the champion of England five times, won the FA Cup five times and won the English League Cup three times, and also won the Champions League and the Europa League twice each. In early March, Abramovich announced that he had put the club up for sale in connection with sanctions due to events in Ukraine.