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Chelsea duo Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia to miss out on millions by leaving the club

Chelsea duo Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia will miss out on millions in bonus payments by leaving the club – and the speed of their departure has surprised many at Stamford Bridge

  • Todd Boehly has played a very hands-on role since Chelsea’s £4.25bn purchase
  • New owners determined to draw a line under Roman Abramovich’s regime
  • Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia and CEO Guy Laurence are leaving

Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia will miss out on millions in bonus payments after they leave Chelsea.

A significant portion of the £50m package agreed with new owner Todd Boehly for their work on the sale was tied to their continuation at Stamford Bridge after the takeover, and will therefore not be paid in full.

Buck and Granovskaia will still receive millions in transaction fees from the new owner, but the speed of their departure from the club this week has surprised many.

During the sale process, Buck made it clear that he wanted to remain chairman, while Granovskaia offered to lead the football side of the company until the end of the transfer window in August.

Boehly has played a very hands-on role since its £4.25bn purchase earlier this month. In fact, he has been directly involved in transfer negotiations and is expected to be named chairman of a new Chelsea board in the coming days.

Chelsea are expected to confirm the departure of Marina Granovskaia (L) in the coming days

Chelsea are expected to confirm the departure of Marina Granovskaia (L) in the coming days

Chelsea have confirmed chairman Bruce Buck (L) is stepping down this month

Chelsea have confirmed chairman Bruce Buck (L) is stepping down this month

New owners Boehly and Clearlake Capital appear determined to draw a line under Roman Abramovich’s regime, with the three most senior staff members – Buck, Granovskaia and chief executive Guy Laurence – leaving.

Buck’s departure was confirmed last Monday and Granovskaia’s in the coming days.

Chelsea’s next move is to appoint a new chief executive and sporting director, although Petr Cech could continue his role as technical and performance adviser despite his close ties to Granovskaia.

Chelsea declined to comment.

Todd Boehly (R) has played a very hands-on role since the £4.25bn purchase earlier this month

Todd Boehly (R) has played a very hands-on role since the £4.25bn purchase earlier this month

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