Chelsea owner Todd Boehly steps back from interim sporting director role

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has stepped back from his interim role as the club’s sporting director, which he took on in June 2022.

WHAT HAPPENED? Boehly appointed himself in the position after key figures Marina Ganovskaia and Petr Cech left the club shortly after his arrival. Including recent January acquisitions, the American has overseen the spending of almost £350m ($426.5m) on players, but The Telegraph reports that Boehly has now decided to step down and hand Chelsea’s transfer strategy to recent appointments Christopher Vivell and Paul Winstanley.