Chelsea: Huge staff exodus under chairman Todd Boehly continues as medical chief Paco Biosca leaves


Chelsea’s huge staff exodus under Todd Boehly continues as medical chief Paco Biosca leaves after 11 years at the club – with the Spaniard following Tuchel, Buck, Granovskaia and Cech out of the Stamford Bridge exit door

  • The massive turnover of staff at Chelsea is continuing with Paco Biosca’s exit 
  • New chairman Todd Boehly has instigated a mass exodus of club employees 
  • Manager Thomas Tuchel was sacked two weeks ago, with several others leaving
  • Chairman Bruce Buck and club chiefs Petr Cech and Marina Granovskaia left too 

Todd Boehly’s brutal cull of Chelsea staff has continued with the departure of medical chief Paco Biosca.

The long-serving Spaniard had spent 11 years in the role and was present for both of the club’s Champions League titles in 2012 and 2021.

Biosca leaves at the end of a tumultuous week which saw commercial director Damian Willoughby sacked due to ‘inappropriate messages’ he sent before joining the club, as well as the exit of director of communications Steve Atkins. 

Todd Boehly’s brutal cull of Chelsea staff continues with the exit of medical chief Paco Biosca

Manager Thomas Tuchel was sacked by the Blues owners two week ago after a 100-day review

Manager Thomas Tuchel was sacked by the Blues owners two week ago after a 100-day review

Biosca arrived in 2011 but now leaves a little more than a fortnight after manager Thomas Tuchel was sacked – a decision that is reported by the Telegraph as coming as a ‘shock’ to players who have worked with the 69-year-old for several years.

It was a surprise that Boehly and the new Blues owners sent £80million summer signing Wesley Fofana to the US for his medical, rather than letting the club carry it out in-house. 

First-team doctor Dimitrios Kalogiannidis will take over temporarily until a permanent replacement is found. Boehly’s ownership has recently finished an exhaustive 100-day review of the west London side, culminating in Tuchel and Biosca’s exits. 

Former chairman Bruce Buck (right), director and transfers chief Marina Granovskaia (left), and technical and performance director Petr Cech have all left Stamford Bridge recently too

Former chairman Bruce Buck (right), director and transfers chief Marina Granovskaia (left), and technical and performance director Petr Cech have all left Stamford Bridge recently too

Former chairman Bruce Buck, director and transfers chief Marina Granovskaia, technical and performance director Petr Cech and international head of scouting Scott McLachlan have all left as well.

Biosca, a specialist in orthopaedic surgery, was previously head of Shakhtar Donetsk’s medical department for six years. 

Chelsea’s players will return to Cobham training ground on Monday to prepare for new manager Graham Potter’s first Premier League game at the helm, against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. 

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