Todd Boehly has quit his role as Chelsea’s interim sporting director, according to reports.
The Blues co-owner gave himself the position after the exits of Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech’s last summer, and he has since led transfer negotiations at the west London club.
Despite emptying his pockets on £270million worth of new acquisitions including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling, Marc Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana this summer, Chelsea find themselves 10th in the league, 10 points adrift of Manchester United in fourth.
After hiring a new recruitment team to oversee negotiations, Boehly has stepped down from the position and will just continue as chairman at Stamford Bridge, according to The Telegraph.
Boehly and his co-owner Behdad Eghbali will still take part in Chelsea’s spending, but Paul Winstanley, who was appointed as the club’s director of global talent and transfers, and new technical director Christopher Vivell will now be tasked with leading the Blues’ recruitment strategy.