The 7 people now in charge of Chelsea after Roman steps back

The 7 people now in charge of Chelsea after Roman steps back

Roman Abramovich’s statement announcing he is giving control of Chelsea to the club charity foundation’s trustees has blown everyone away – but what does it mean?

Nobody is quite sure whether it’s permanent or temporary, and whether he’s selling the club or just stepping back from – well, whatever he does. But from now for an indefinite period these 7 people are in charge at the club:

Bruce Buck, John Devine, Emma Hayes, Piara Power, Paul Ramos, Sir Hugh Robertson are the names of the trustees now in command.

Some of those names are pretty well known, some not known at all. We wonder how much power they will actually have, and how the club will actually be structured from here.

Will Roman really continue making the decisions behind the scenes? Will the move have any actual ramifications when it comes to the sanctions that could be placed on him?

There remain more questions than answers at this stage.

Promote Your Song