Chelsea have announced the exit of director Marina Granovskaia.
Granovskaia follows chairman Bruce Buck in leaving the Premier League club, after a consortium led by LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly.
Boehly will now serve as “interim sporting director”.
An official statement said: “Boehly will operate as interim sporting director until the club names a full-time replacement, continuing the club’s work towards its targets during the current transfer window.”
“Chelsea FC and Ms. Granovskaia have agreed that she will remain available to Boehly and the club for the departure of the current transfer window, to the extent required to support the transition.”
Granovskaia was named the best club director in European football at the Golden Boy awards in 2021.
She began working at Chelsea when former owner Roman Abramovich bought the west London club in 2003, taking charge of player transfers and contracts in 2013.