Chelsea News: Chelsea‘s new owners have confirmed that the London club has plans to move forward with a “multi-club” model.
Todd Boehly captured the club for £4.25 billion at the end of May. He was very keen to own a big English Premier League club for a long time. So, the American owner did not miss the chance to snatch Chelsea from other bidders.
The London Blues has spent over £270 million in the summer transfer window. They brought the likes of Raheem Sterling, Zakaria, Aubameyang, Cucurella, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Wesley Fofana to the club. They have also brought some young talents like USMNT goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, and Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa.
Many fans thought that he would not be as ruthless as the former owner, Abramovich. But the LA Dodgers chief has just dismissed Thomas Tuchel just from the result of the first six games of this season.
Chelsea News: Appointing Graham Potter
It looks like Boehly is a big admirer of Manchester City‘s “multi-club” model and he wants to emulate that project here as well.
After appointing Graham Potter, the club wants to move forward with developing young talents into great world-class players. Chelsea is famous for its one of the best youth academies in the world.
They have already produced some home-grown talents like Mason Mount, Gallagher, Reece James, Armando Broja, Loftus-Cheek, and more who are out on loan. Graham Potter is the perfect choice for the project that he wants to move forward with.
Reports suggest that Potter has brought positivity to Chelsea. Potter will manage his team against Red Bull Salzburg in today’s Champions League fixture.
The City Football Group & the Red Bull Network
Manchester City’s owners, The City Football Group, own a lot of clubs across the globe from Premier League to MLS. Clubs like Girona, Lommel SK, Melbourne City, and New York City FC fall under their ownership. The City Football Group has made profits from such a project.
Red Bull network is also running a similar project which is also brought all young talents across the world. They own clubs in the countries like FC Red Bull Salzburg from Austria, New York Red Bulls in the United States, RB Leipzig from Germany, and Red Bull Bragantino in Brazil.
Revealing “Multi-Club Model” and Vision for Chelsea
While speaking at the SALT conference, Boehly revealed: “We are not expecting to be the football experts to find the best talent. We are going to put those people in place… We have talked about having a multi-club model, and I would love to build out the footprint.”
During the talks, Boehly mentioned Red Bull: “I think there are different countries where there are advantages to having a club. Red Bull does a really good job, they’ve got Leipzig and they have Salzburg, both of which are playing in the Champions League.”
He also made some comments about his fellow English club Manchester City, as he added: “You have Man City, which has a big network of clubs. The challenge that Chelsea has right now is that when you have 18 to 20-year-old superstars, you can loan them out to other clubs but you put their development in someone else’s hands.”
Chelsea’s long-term vision is to move forward with young players and develops them into “Chelsea superstars.” The new co-owner confirmed his next plan, as he spoke: “For me, the way to do that is to get another club in a very competitive league, maybe somewhere in Europe.”
Chelsea News: What’s next for Todd Boehly?
The Blues are currently in search of appointing a new sporting director. Rumours suggest that the club is interested in Luis Campos and Christoph Freund. These two names are well-known for introducing some world-class talents to their respective clubs.