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Todd Boehly handed transfer reins to Thomas Tuchel

Boehly, Six Sports

According to the reports, new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly handed the club’s transfer control to the current manager Thomas Tuchel. Before the takeover of the Stamford Bridge outfit by the American, the manager made transfer decisions in conjunction with club.

During the transfer policy of the Roman era, Tuchel and his predecessors didn’t have much say in incoming-outgoing players. But it looks like the policy will change under the new ownership of Boehly. According to the Daily Mail, ‘the Blues are expected to adopt the policy used by their Premier League rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool, with Tuchel set to be given greater influence on potential deals.’

The report also indicates that the Chelsea boss will work in compliance with the soon-to-exit sporting director Maria Granovskaia. Petr Cech, who is the club’s technical and performance advisor and also a club legend will assist the duo. But both Maria and Cech will work for Tuchel, targetting the players only he will request.

More changes under Boehly

The new Chelsea FC owner is reportedly looking for a new sporting director to replace Maria Granovskaia. Granovskaia will exit the Stamford Bridge outfit alongside Bruce Buck. Also, both have been serving the London club for a long time as directors in their specific roles. After the takeover of Boehly and the Clearlake Capital consortium, none will continue their roles at the club.

Many expected Boehly to convince her to stay at the club and oversee the transition period smoothly. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. According to Sport Bild, ‘Boehly is preparing for Granovskaia’s August exit with the appointment of Atletico Madrid’s Andrea Berta who is being eyed as her natural heir.’

Chelsea has a busy transfer window on their hands. Players like Lukaku, Ziyech and Pulisic may well be on their way out. Several reports also linked Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs de Ligt as probable incomings.

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