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Chelsea announce new CEO hire as Tom Glick’s departure once transition concludes confirmed



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Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of Chris Jurasek as the club’s new chief executive officer.

Jurasek will replace Tom Glick, the club’s president of business, who will depart Chelsea once the transition process concludes, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

“Tom Glick, president of business, has decided to step down from his role to pursue other opportunities,” the statement read. “He will be working closely with Jurasek in the coming months on the transition before departing the club.

Owner Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, José E. Feliciano, Mark Walter and Hansjörg Wyss said: “We’d like to thank Tom for all his efforts and support to us during the first year of our ownership and helping Chelsea position the club for future success.”

Jurasek has been working as an operating executive for Clearlake Capital and ‘will take responsibility for all the business areas of the club and will report to the board alongside co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, who will remain responsible for all the sporting activities of the club’.

On his appointment, Jurasek said: “I’m delighted to be joining Chelsea, a club which is loved and followed all over the world. I’m enormously proud to be leading it into the next chapter in its rich history.

“We have huge opportunities to grow on and off the pitch and to engage our exceptional fans both in London and wherever they are supporting us from. I’m looking forward to working closely with our owners, leadership and everyone around the club.”

Boehly, Walter and Wyss said: “Chris is an outstanding executive who will add significant value to Chelsea. A collaborative and senior leader with experience across a diverse range of companies, Chris is a fantastic addition to our team.”

Eghbali and Feliciano added: “Chris’ skill and expertise will help us to drive the club forward in all areas, particularly in supporting our long-term plans for Chelsea.

“Our focus will continue to be on ensuring the club is competitive and sustainable both from a sporting and business perspective, with a talented and ambitious leadership team.”

Confirmation of Jurasek’s appointment comes less than 24 hours after Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival as the club’s head coach was announced, which will see the Argentine officially begin on July 1.