Chelsea to appoint new GM as Tom Glick quits after just 10 months
helsea are hiring Chris Jurasek as their new chief executive, and business chairman Tom Glick is set to leave after just 10 months at Stamford Bridge.
Jurasek’s arrival represents further upheaval in a chaotic first year since owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake completed their takeover.
Chelsea co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali, one of the founders of Clearlake Capital, is moving Jurasek from his private equity firm to help ease the turmoil at the club.
Chelsea, who are set to appoint Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach, declined to say whether Glick has resigned, but sources deny he was sent off.
The former Manchester City executive only joined Chelsea last July.
Chelsea recently brought in an outside law firm to assess whether Glick acted appropriately after being accused of dismissing complaints from a female football agent.
Catalina Kim has complained about historic sexual messages from Damian Willoughby, a commercial director whom Glick brought in from City Football Group.
These complaints led to Willoughby’s sacking and, after Chelsea took these complaints seriously, a law firm interviewed Kim and Glick to investigate the incident further.
Chelsea have yet to release the findings of the investigation and declined to comment on the contents of the report.
No start date for Jurasek has been given but he will eventually take over Glick’s role, leading all non-football related activities at Stamford Bridge.
His mandate will include ensuring a new lucrative shirt front sponsor is secured for next season and will cover all commercial activities.