Chelsea football club have today confirmed that Bruce Buck will step down as Chairman of the club at the end of June, with new owner Todd Boehly expected to take his place.

It continues the major reshuffle in west London, with the club having been taken away from Roman Abramovich as a result of the sanctions imposed on him by the British government over the war in Ukraine.

Official: Bruce Buck to step down as Chelsea chairman

Incoming Chelsea owner Todd Boehly before the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge on May 22, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Buck had been chairman of the club since Abramovich took over in 2003, and will remain an integral part of the Stamford Bridge side as he moves into a senior advisor role, but will no longer occupy the main seat.

‘During Buck’s chairmanship, Chelsea solidified its position as one of the world’s elite football clubs and a globally recognised brand followed by millions. In that time, the men’s team earned 18 major trophies (more than any other English club) while Chelsea FC Women won 12 major trophies’, Chelse wrote in an official statement.

Meanwhile, Buck was keen to point to his new position as senior advisor as a positive step, rather than a demotion.

‘I am proud to have helped Chelsea realize great success on the pitch and make a positive impact in the community,’ said Buck. ‘Now is the right time to step down and let new ownership build on the strong foundations we have in place. The owners have a compelling vision for Chelsea’s future, and I look forward to helping them achieve it in this new role alongside our incredible staff, players, coaches and supporters.’

And new owner Todd Boehly was quick to add his thanks for the two decades of service that Buck provided, adding:

‘Bruce has led Chelsea Football Club to the highest levels of international and domestic football, while also developing one of the most active social responsibility projects in sport, We thank Bruce for his service and his commitment to the Club.’

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2 Manchester City 0 0 0
3 Manchester United 0 0 0
4 West Ham United 0 0 0
5 Everton FC 0 0 0
6 Southampton FC 0 0 0
7 Chelsea FC 0 0 0
8 Arsenal FC 0 0 0
9 Newcastle United 0 0 0
10 Leicester City 0 0 0
11 Liverpool FC 0 0 0
12 Aston Villa 0 0 0
13 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0
14 Fulham FC 0 0 0
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0
16 Crystal Palace 0 0 0
17 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0
18 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0
19 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0
20 Brentford FC 0 0 0
Player Team Goals
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Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 23
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 17
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 15
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Maddison, James Leicester City 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
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Richarlison Everton FC 11
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