Chelsea’s president of business Tom Glick is set to leave the club after less than a year, and the club on Tuesday announced the appointment of Chris Jurasek as their next chief executive.
Chelsea hired Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on Monday after a dismal 12th-place Premier League finish in Clearlake Capital’s first season as owners. The London club is hoping to replicate the English and European triumphs they experienced under Roman Abramovich’s leadership at Stamford Bridge.
Alongside co-sporting directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, Jurasek, an executive of American co-owner Todd Boehly’s Clearlake firm, will supervise all business operations at Chelsea and report to the board.
Jurasek said in a statement, “I’m thrilled to be joining Chelsea, a club which is adored and watched all over the world. “I’m incredibly honored to be guiding it into the next phase of its colorful past.
“We have enormous opportunities to grow both on and off the field, as well as to engage our exceptional fans in London and wherever they support us.”
“Chris’ skill and expertise will help us to drive the club forward in all areas, particularly in supporting our long-term plans for Chelsea,” said Behdad Eghbali and Jose E Feliciano, the club’s co-controlling owners.
Glick, a former executive with Manchester City who was only hired in July, will depart.
The Guardian reported earlier this month that Chelsea had retained a law firm to determine if Glick acted appropriately when he informed a female agent her concerns to him about the conduct of a club executive were uninteresting and unrelated to his position.