Chelsea appoint former Man City chief Tom Glick as President of Business

CHELSEA’S boardroom reshuffle continues to take shape after they appointed Tom Glick as their new president of business.

He arrives at Stamford Bridge having previously worked for Manchester City as chief commercial officer.

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Tom Glick has been appointed as Chelsea’s new president of business

His new role will see him have responsibility for the day-to-day running of the West London outfit, similar to ex-CEO Guy Laurence.

Glick also has experience in various other sports, including in the USA.

Glick has also worked on the Football League Board, the FA Council, and the Professional Game Board.

He most recently served as President of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers franchise where he managed improvements to Bank of America Stadium.

The chief also played a huge role in the creation of Major League Soccer club Charlotte, who Chelsea face next on their US pre-season tour.

The appointment is the latest in owner Todd Boehly’s shake-up at Chelsea.

Petr Cech stepped down from his role as the Blues’ technical and performance advisor – a position he has held since 2019 – last month.

It had already been announced that club chairman Bruce Buck had departed after 19 years of service.

And director Marina Granovskaia was relieved of her duties.

In addition to Cech, Buck and Granovskaia, CEO Guy Laurence and ex-head of goalkeepers Christophe Lollichon have also departed Chelsea.

Boehly previously stated that he will take on chairman duties as well being Chelsea’s interim sporting director.

Glick said: ‘Chelsea FC is an iconic sports institution, known and admired all over the world.

“I have been very impressed with the vision and mission of Todd Boehly and Clearlake.

“They have the Chelsea community at the heart of everything they do.

“We have a huge opportunity here to enhance performance across the board, on behalf of everyone we serve.’

New boss Boehly said: ‘Tom’s successful track record as a leader and innovator at several respected and winning sport organisations made him the obvious choice for this position.

“His skills and experience will be vital as we improve Chelsea FC’s key infrastructure, expand the club’s products and reputation, and find exciting new ways for our loyal supporters to engage with their favourite players.”

Source: Thesun.co.uk


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