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Chelsea Chairman, Bruce Buck steps down after 19 years, Boehly reacts

Chelsea Football Club’s Chairman, Bruce Buck, has resigned after 19 years in the club.

Chelsea announced the news on Monday morning in a statement on its website.

The statement read in part, “Chelsea Football Club today announced that Bruce Buck, who has served as Chairman since 2003, will be stepping down from his role effective 30 June. He’ll continue to support the Club as a Senior Advisor.”

During Buck’s regime, Chelsea men’s team earned 18 major trophies (more than any other English club), while Chelsea women’s team won 12 major trophies.

Reacting to his departure, Buck said, “Now is the right time to step down and let new ownership build on the strong foundations we have in place.”

Reacting, Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly thanked Buck for his service and commitment to Chelsea.

He told the club’s official website: “Bruce has led Chelsea Football Club to the highest levels of international and domestic football, while also developing one of the most active social responsibility projects in sport.

“We thank Bruce for his service and his commitment to the Club.”

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