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Chelsea hire Chris Jurasek as new the club’s CEO after Tom Glick steps down

Chelsea have announced the appointment of Chris Jurasek as their new chief executive officer.

Jurasek will assume responsibility for all aspects of the club’s business operations, replacing Tom Glick in the role.

He will report directly to the board, alongside co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, who will continue overseeing the sporting activities.

This appointment marks another significant change in a tumultuous first year since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over the club.

Behdad Eghbali, co-owner of Chelsea and one of Clearlake Capital’s founders, is bringing Jurasek from his private equity business to take over the club’s operations.

Chelsea denied any forced departure of Glick, who joined the club from Manchester City last summer.

However, a case of sexual misconduct marred Glick’s tenure at the club.

Glick allegedly dismissed complaints made by football agent Catalina Kim. The case involved sexually explicit messages from Damian Willoughby, a commercial director brought in by Glick from City Football Group.

Subsequently, those complaints led to Willoughby’s dismissal.

With the arrival of Chris Jurasek and these recent developments, Chelsea have entered a new era with hopes of stability and success both on and off the pitch.

Jurasek said (via Chelsea’s official website): “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.”

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