Chelsea owner Todd Boehly steps aside as interim sporting director

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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.

The Blues’ co-owner, who took over the club alongside Clearlake Capital in May, took up the position when he arrived at Stamford Bridge.

However, Chelsea have made various new appointments in their recruitment team over the past months, leading to Boehly to ‘relinquish’ his role as their interim sporting director, the Daily Telegraph reports.

The report adds the American will remain as the club’s chairman, but Chelsea’s transfer activity will now be sorted by their fresh arrivals.

Christopher Vivell joined the west London side as their new technical director in December having previously been at RB Leipzig.

Also through the doors is former Brighton official Paul Winstanley, who is now Chelsea’s director of global talent and transfers.

Joe Shields and Laurence Stewart have taken up the respective roles of co-director of recruitment and talent, and technical director with a focus on global football.

Chelsea’s appointments signal a huge overhaul of the club’s operations when it comes to transfers and scouting.

While Boehly takes a back seat, it is still set to be a busy transfer window for the Blues this January, with the most recent movement being a loan deal reached with Atletico Madrid for forward Joao Felix.