The owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich has handed over the care of the club to the Blues’ charitable foundation.
The news was confirmed on the website of Chelsea Football Club on Saturday, February 26th, 2022. According to the statement released, the stewardship of the club is no longer in the hands of the Russian owner.
During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities. I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC.I believe that currently they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.
Chelsea and Roman have been in the centre of the news in England following the recent attack on Ukraine by Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin.