Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Roman Abramovich disqualified as Chelsea director by Premier League

Roman Abramovich has been disqualified as a director of Chelsea by the Premier League board.

The decision comes after Abramovich was hit by UK government sanctions on Thursday, in turn imposing severe operational restrictions on Chelsea.

“Following the imposition of sanctions by the UK government, the Premier League board has disqualified Roman Abramovich as a director of Chelsea Football Club,” a Premier League statement said.

“The board’s decision does not impact on the club’s ability to train and play its fixtures, as set out under the terms of a licence issued by the government, which expires on 31 May 2022.” Continue reading on The Guardian »