Chelsea’s chairman Todd Boehly to step down

Chelsea’s ownership is set for a shakeup as Todd Boehly faces being ousted as chairman amid criticism.

Since the takeover from Roman Abramovich in 2022, Boehly has been a visible figure, attending matches and taking a hands-on approach despite holding a smaller stake in the club.

Clearlake Capital, led by Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano, holds a majority share, with Boehly, Hansjorg Wyss, and Mark Walter owning the rest.

Despite reports of friction, the decision to remove Boehly at the end of the 2026-27 season is part of a five-year chairman change clause.

Boehly’s tenure has been marked by significant spending in the transfer market, but Chelsea’s performance under Mauricio Pochettino has been below expectations.

The recent Carabao Cup final loss and fan discontent add to the pressure on the ownership. The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust has criticized Boehly and Eghbali, highlighting the need for change to avoid further “irreversible toxicity.”

The decision on Boehly’s replacement is pending, with options including an internal appointment or external hire.

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