The English Premier League board of directors decided to exclude and dismiss the owner of Chelsea London manager – Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.

“After the British government imposed sanctions, the English Premier League Board of Directors have removed Roman Abramovich from the position of director of Chelsea Football Club,” the official statement read.

“The board’s decision does not affect the club’s ability to train and play matches under the terms of the applicable license, which expires on May 31, 2022,” the statement clarified.

This is a continuation of Abramovich’s problems that began after Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Earlier, the British government suspended the planned sale of the Chelsea club, as well as, among other things, the sale of the players of this team.

Abramovich announced at the end of February that he would put the club up for sale, but an asset freeze and British sanctions prevent this process under the terms of the club’s licensing.

The best period in the history of the London club began in 2003, when Abramovich bought Chelsea, largely due to big transfers. Since then, Chelsea have won the FA Cup five times, the FA Cup five times, the Premier League Cup three times, the Champions League twice, including the 2020/21 season, the Europa League twice and once – a few weeks ago – the Championship. World Clubs (PAP)

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