Chelsea may be set to lose its managing director and shrewd negotiator in the person of Marina Granovskaia who has confirmed to exist the club after Roman Abramovich put the London side club for sale of the club on Wednesday.
Abramovich confirmed in a club statement that he would be selling the club, Roman Abramovich announces “It pains me to part with the Club in this manner. However, I do believe this is in the best interest of the Club”.
“I hope that I will be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to say goodbye to all of you”.
Abramovich: “I will not be asking for any loans to be repaid. This has never been about business for me, but about pure passion for the game and Club”.
“I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation for the benefit of all victims of the war in Ukraine”.
Marina Granovskaia who is a Canadian-Russian business woman has known the Chelsea owner for more than 20years,was with the Roman business tycoon when he bought the club back in 2010, she was then given an official role in the club as an official representative.
Three years in 2013, she was handed a position on the Chelsea’s board which has seen her go on to become a respected and shrewd operators in the boardroom, and has served as the director of Chelsea.
Following the impending sale of the club by Roman Abrahmovich, who is in danger of been sanctioned by the UK Government and leaving the Blues in financial jeopardy, she is set to leave her role in the west London club.
She’s not a fan favorite among fan’s and managers due to some of her transfer dealings and being handed power to make vital decisions in the club by Abrahmovich.
Former Chelsea Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was full of praise for Granovskaia when he left for Madrid,
“That Marina is hard at negotiations is normal” he said ” The people in football who are talking about contracts, salaries, transfers, etc. that get the players and dispose of them, they have the most difficult job”.
It now appears Marina Granovskaia has come to the end of her stay in one of the most successful clubs in the last Decade.