“I have always taken decisions with the club’s best interest at heart,” Abramovich said. “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,” he added.
The foundation is chaired by Bruce Buck. And he is also chairman of the club who became a director when Abramovich got the team. Chelsea’s director of finance Paul Ramos is also a trustee. And Emma Hayes, who manages the women’s team is a trustee, as well.
UPDATE: On Monday Abramovich was present at the Russia-Ukraine peace summit. He attended at the request of Ukraine President Zelensky. Abramovich has close ties to the Jewish communities in Russia and Ukraine. And so does Zelensky.
On Saturday, the 27-year-old daughter of Roman Abramovich shared her views with her 41,000 Instagram followers. Sofia Abramovich posted a message which read: “The biggest and most successful lie of the Kremlin’s propaganda is that most Russians stand with Putin”. Sofia spends much of her time in London and has been seen with her billionaire dad around the Chelsea facility at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea Football Club avoids sanctions
Chelsea FC, part of the UK’s celebrated Premier soccer League is known as the “Pride of London.” Both men’s and women’s teams operate from the historic Stamford Bridge location. And a Stadium is part of the package.