Chelsea owner Abramovich STEPS DOWN


Ukraine-Russia War: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich – Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has released a statement explaining that he is handing over the “the stewardship and care” of the club. The 55-year-old, who has owned the Premier League club since June 2003, has been subject to criticism recently over his alleged relationship with Russian leader Vladimir Putin following the country’s invasion in Ukraine. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.

Ukraine-Russia War: Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich STEPS DOWN temporarily, hands over control to trust amid Ukraine-Russia conflict

On Saturday, he has offered a public statement where he has appeared to give the trustees of the club’s charities an element of control.  Read the Full statement below.

Ukraine-Russia War: Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich STEPS DOWN

Statement from Club Owner Roman Abramovich: During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the Club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities. I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC. I believe that currently they are in the best position to look after the interests of the Club, players, staff, and fans.

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich is reported to have been effectively barred from living in Britain ever again. The billionaire has not been seen at his Premier League football club’s south-west London home, Stamford Bridge, for months. He withdrew his application for a British Tier 1 investor visa in 2018, after reported delays in his application following criticism of Russian oligarchs in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings.

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich put under radar

According to DailyMail, Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich is reported to have been effectively barred from living in Britain ever again. The billionaire has not been seen at his Premier League football club’s south-west London home, Stamford Bridge, for months.

According to The Sun, senior security sources now say it is unlikely that the 55-year-old will ever be allowed to live in Britain again. Immigration officials are reportedly under instructions to make it impossible for Mr Abramovich – who owns a £125million mansion near Kensington Palace – to base himself in the UK.

Ukraine-Russia War: Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich STEPS DOWN temporarily, hands over control to trust amid Ukraine-Russia conflict
Ukraine-Russia War: Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich STEPS DOWN temporarily, hands over control to trust amid Ukraine-Russia conflict

It comes after Mr Abramovich was named by MPs on Tuesday as being one of 35 oligarchs identified by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny as one of the ‘key enablers’ of the ‘kleptocracy’ run by the country’s president Vladimir Putin.

In the Commons on Tuesday, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran read out a list that featured Mr Abramovich’s name alongside other oligarchs including Arsenal investor Alisher Usmanov. “We have a long list of those complicit in the actions of the Russian leadership,” she said. “Should Russia refuse to pull back its troops, we can keep turning up the heat, targeting more banks, elites and companies of significance.”

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: How will Chelsea be affected?

Chelsea who have won all trophies since Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea in 2003 and the latest trophy they won was the FIFA Club World Cup after beating Palmeiras in the Final. Chelsea are now on the verge of winning another trophy in the Roman Abramovich era as they face Liverpool in the Carabao Cup Final.

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich put under radar after being linked to Russian state and ‘corrupt activity’ - How will Chelsea be affected?
Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich put under radar after being linked to Russian state and ‘corrupt activity’ – How will Chelsea be affected?

If Roman Abramovich is somehow removed as the Chelsea owner, Chelsea could find themselves in a very tough spot as they have seen a lot of success in the past years and more importantly under their new manager Thomas Tuchel. To recover from Abramovich’s removal will put Chelsea in a tough spot as they would have to seek new investors and board members.

Chelsea have won the Premier League five times since Abramovich took over while having won the Community Shield twice and the FA Cup five times. Most importantly having won the Champions League twice as well as the Europa League. Chelsea might take years to recover from a new management and board members and therefore is Roman Abramovich is asked to step down it will a loss for Chelsea as a whole.

Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich put under radar after being linked to Russian state and ‘corrupt activity’ - How will Chelsea be affected?

Ukraine-Russia War: Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich STEPS DOWN temporarily, hands over control to trust amid Ukraine-Russia conflict

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