Roman Abramovich Breaks Silence After Chelsea Takeover

Roman Abramovich has penned an emotional statement as the club prepares to change hands on Monday.

Chelsea Football Club confirmed this morning that Todd Boehly’s takeover is expected to be completed by Monday.
For the first time in months, the sanctioned Russian Oligarch, Roman Abramovich has broken his silence as his era nears its conclusion. He wrote a statement wishing success to Boehly and his consortium both on and off the pitch.

His statement read:

“It has been nearly three months since I announced my intention to sell Chelsea FC. “During this time, t
he team has worked hard to find the right custodian for Chelsea FC that would be best positioned to successfully lead the Club into its next chapter.

“The ownership of this Club comes with great responsibility. Since I came to Chelsea nearly twenty years ago, I have witnessed first-hand what this Club can achieve.

“My goal has been to ensure that the next owner has a mindset that will enable success for the Men’s and Women’s team, as well as the will and drive to continue developing other key aspects of the Club, such as the Academy and the vital work Chelsea Foundation.”

“I am pleased this search has now come to a successful conclusion. As I hand over Chelsea to its new custodians, I would like to wish them the best of success, both on and off the pitch.

“It has been an honor of a lifetime to be a part of this Club – I would like to thank all the Club’s past and current players, staff, and of course fans for these incredible years.

“I am proud that as a result of our joint successes, millions of people will now benefit from the new charitable foundation which is being established. “This is the legacy which we have created together. “Thank you. Roman.”

The Blues won the Premier League and FA Cup on five occasions under Abramovich, the Champions League, and Europa League twice, plus three League Cups. But on Monday a new era will begin. The takeover is set to be completed just one day before the May 31 deadline for Chelsea to be forwarded by the FA to take place in next season’s Champions League.

Boehly’s £4.25bn takeover was granted approval from the UK Government in midweek. The LA Dodgers part-owner had already passed the Premier League’s owner and directors test.

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