Roman Abramovich, the owner of Chelsea Football Club, has entrusted the club’s care to the Blues’ charitable foundation.
On Saturday, February 26th, 2022, the news was confirmed on the Chelsea Football Club website. The club’s stewardship is no longer in the hands of the Russian owner, according to the statement.
During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities. I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC.I believe that currently they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.
Following Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s recent attack on Ukraine, Chelsea and Roman have been in the spotlight in England.