Key director announces shock departure from Chelsea

Date published: Friday 17th February 2017 9:25

Chelsea: Announce departure of director

Christian Purslow has stepped down from his position as managing director at Chelsea Football Club, it has been confirmed.

Purslow leaves after a three-year spell at Stamford Bridge having had a spell at Liverpool, joining as “Head of Global Commercial activities”.

He negotiated key sponsorship deals for the club, including the arrival of new partners Yokohama Tyres, Delta Airlines, Hublot and Carabao.

Chairman Bruce Buck told Chelsea’s official sit: “Christian joined us in 2014‎ with the goal of transforming our commercial activities.

“Under his leadership some of the world’s finest brands and companies have joined us and we have announced some record-breaking sponsorships.

“Christian will continue to work with the club in a transition period until the end of the season. We are very grateful for his contribution and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.”

Purslow also commented following his departure.

“I am proud of what we have all achieved, with Chelsea ‎now enjoying great success off the field as well as on it and a commercial team in place to help cement Chelsea’s position at the top of the game.”

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