RUSSIAN INVASION: Abramovich Hands Chelsea FC Stewardship To Trustees Of Chelsea’s Charitable Foundation.
Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich is turning over the Premier League club’s “stewardship and care” to the trustees of its charity foundation, according to a statement released by the European champions on Saturday.
“During my nearly 20-year ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always viewed my role as a custodian of the club, whose job it is ensuring that we are as successful as we can be today, as well as build for the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities,” the club statement said.
“I have always taken decisions with the club’s best interest at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why I am today giving trustees of Chelsea’s charitable foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC.”
The move comes with Russia under intense scrutiny following the invasion of Ukraine.