The trustees of the Chelsea charitable foundation reportedly have not accepted Roman Abramovich’s offer to run the management and maintenance of the club.
Abramovich issued a statement resigning from the management of the club due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He suggested a number of important decisions related to running the club would be out of the hands of the owners.
Chelsea have repeatedly stated that the changes do not signify that the club will be sold, although no time frame has been set for when Abramovich will return to charge.
However, it now appears that the guardian has not accepted the owner’s offer. Reportedly, they can refuse the request directly.
According to The Mail , trustees – including Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes and club chairman, Bruce Buck, have submitted detailed explanations of Abramovich’s request.
Chelsea trustees are reported to have met with the club with the aim of determining how the changes proposed by Abramovich will be.
According to a Mail report , some trustees accepted the owner’s offer while others chose not to.
The Telegraph reports that trustees have major unanswered questions that need to be resolved before a decision is approved.
Several experts have spoken out after hearing Abramovich’s statement. Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher joined Micah Richards to share their views.
[Granovskaia, Chelsea director] and [technical and performance advisor] Petr Cech on the football side,” he said. Neville at Sky Sports.
Carragher, meanwhile, referred to the fact that Chelsea waited until the next day to issue a statement on the situation in Ukraine, given Abramovich’s name was mentioned by lawmaker Chris Bryant amid Russia’s invasion of its neighbour.