Todd Boehle, co-owner of the new Chelsea, organized an informal dinner with his Premier League counterparts, the athlete Understood.
Executives from the 20 first-tier clubs will gather in London on Tuesday for their latest shareholder meeting, with the Boehly event to follow that evening.
Not all invited by the American businessman can attend, but the gesture is said to have been well received by the group.
Buhli completed his takeover of Chelsea along with Clearlake Capital in late May, embarking on his first summer at Stanford Bridge. He also co-owns the L.A. Dodgers baseball team.
Since his arrival, Buhli has overseen a number of changes at the board level. Among the departing are long-term CEOs Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia, along with technical advisor Petr Cech.
As chairman and interim sporting director, Boehly is leading Chelsea’s transfer negotiations – although the club intends to appoint a “full-time replacement” for Granovskaya, who previously led the recruitment activity.
Chelsea lost 4-0 to Arsenal in their last pre-season game, with coach Thomas Tuchel warning after the match that he had made an “urgent appeal to the top players” and that the squad were not yet ready to start the game. season.
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