Chelsea will be sold by Roman Abramovich and there is much consideration over what the future looks like, whilst John Terry has come under pressure to delete a post praising the outgoing owner
Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell Chelsea has rocked the club to it’s foundations, since 2003 the Russian oligarch has provided the finances and blueprint for success.
However, with the Blues set to change hands a number of questions have been raised as to the direction of the club and who their prospective new owners will be.
Whilst Premier League chairman Richard Masters has welcomed the decision, It’s an uncertain time for fans and indeed players.
The Blues have enjoyed unparalleled success during the Abramovich era, and former captain John Terry took to Twitter to pay tribute to owner who made it all possible.
However, Terry’s post was met with criticism with Labour MP Chris Bryant taking issue with his glowing praise.
Here are Mirror Football’s latest Chelsea headlines.
Landscape set to change at Chelsea
The fear of uncertainty is already gripping Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel has admitted he expects “big change” and expects a member of the Chelsea hierarchy to speak to the players and staff.
Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell the club has unsettled the dressing room, has cast doubt among the players and raised major question marks about the future.
What happens next? Who comes in? How quickly? What about the summer transfer plans? Will it put off potential new signings? Does it cast any doubt over Tuchel’s future? What about new contracts?
Masters welcomes decision to sell Chelsea
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has welcomed Roman Abramovich’s decision to put Chelsea up for sale and insisted a deal could be concluded “relatively quickly.”
The Russian-Israeli billionaire has owned the Blues since 2003 and helped the club win 19 major trophies but his glittering reign at Stamford Bridge is close to an end.
Abramovich announced on Wednesday he had made the “incredibly difficult decision” to put Chelsea up for sale amid talk he could face sanctions from the UK Government given his proximity to the Russian state, though he is also understood to have been attempting to broker a peace deal between Russia and Ukriane.
Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, Masters said: “I think the situation has escalated incredibly quickly over the last seven days and he’s come to the right conclusion.”
Terry urged to delete Tweet
John Terry’s tribute to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been labelled “appalling” by Labour MP Chris Bryant, who has called on the Blues legend to take it down.
Terry paid tribute to his former boss on Twitter after Abramovich announced his plans to sell Chelsea.
The ex-England captain posted a picture of himself holding the Premier League trophy alongside Abramovich with the caption: “The best”.
Bryant responded to the post: “This is appalling.”