Chelsea’s Transfer Director, Marina Granovskaia Resigns

Chelsea’s Transfer Director, Marina Granovskaia Resigns

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By Amaechi Vitus

Less than. 24 hours after owner, Roman Abramovich announced that 2021 UFA Champions League winners, Chelsea Football Club is up for sale, the club’s director, Marina Granovskaia have announced her resignation, can report.

Known as “the most powerful woman in football”, Granovskaia announced her resignation on Thursday which would take effect from the day the club is sold.

In a statement she personally signed, the former chief assistant to Abramovich said working working for the West London club was a great opportunity.

“Today I would like to address the speculation in media over my role in Chelsea FC regarding the future.

“I consider myself extremely lucky and grateful for the opportunity to work alongside some of the best people in this business and to witness many of our amazing achievements together with the club and our fans.

Marina oversaw a transfer regime at Chelsea with outstanding achievements

“After the sale of Chelsea FC I will not continue my involvement in the club. I would like to thank once again to everyone at Chelsea FC and I wish the fans nothing but the best in the coming future,” she said.

Also expected to resign is Chelsea’s CHELSEA chairman Bruce Buck.

Granovskaia, hailed as the most powerful woman in football, became Abramovich’s representative at the club in 2010 before joining the Chelsea board in 2013.

In 2016 the Russian-Candian was influential in brokering a £60million a year deal with Nike to manufacture Chelsea’s kits until 2032 – a British record.

And in December last year Granovskaia was named as Best Club Director in European football at the Golden Boy awards.

Marina Granovskaia is a Russian-Canadian business executive currently serving as the director of Chelsea F.C. She has also served as chief assistant to Roman Abramovich for over ten years.

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