Chelsea’s house owners have promised they are going to get it proper at Stamford Bridge in an open letter to the membership’s followers after a dismal first 12 months in cost.
It’s simply over a 12 months for the reason that Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital Group formally accomplished their takeover, throughout which era Chelsea slumped to their worst-ever Premier League end, didn’t qualify for any European competitors and sacked two managers.
Chelsea followers should additionally ponder the doable departure of homegrown hero Mason Mount this summer time, with the midfielder, who has been focused by Manchester United, but to signal a brand new contract.
With N’Golo Kante on his method to Saudi Arabia, Mateo Kovacic anticipated to affix Manchester Metropolis and Chelsea prepared to think about bids for Kai Havertz, who has been on Actual Madrid’s radar, the 2021 Champions League-winning squad is ready to be ripped up.
As many as 19 of the 23-man squad that beat Manchester Metropolis within the remaining two years in the past may have left Chelsea by the top of this summer time’s switch window, together with former head coach Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked final September.
That highlights the dimensions of the overhaul for the reason that takeover and Chelsea’s house owners have acknowledged that errors have been made whereas underlining their willpower to ship on their promise of success.
In an open letter posted on Chelsea’s web site, the house owners mentioned: “Our promise to you was to make our followers proud. We stay utterly dedicated to the long run and sustainable success of our membership and fulfilling that promise we made to you.
“We all know the large potential we should develop to develop Chelsea FC and it’s a function we take significantly. Everyone working right here is relentlessly targeted on driving us ahead.
“Clearly, for our males’s group, it has been a disappointing season and there’s a lot we are able to and can do higher. All through these troublesome intervals, our followers have supported our gamers and our group throughout the nation, and Europe with unfailing loyalty. We couldn’t be extra grateful on your unbelievable help.”
Kovacic is on worldwide responsibility with Croatia and addressed his future and the opportunity of becoming a member of Metropolis by saying: “I’ve one 12 months left on my contract with Chelsea. It’s been a extremely dangerous season,’ the midfielder admitted. All the pieces signifies that after 5 years I’ll change the atmosphere , however we’ll see what occurs.
“Manchester Metropolis is a prime group and deserves to be within the Champions League remaining. That’s what I’ve to say. The summer time is lengthy, we’ll see what occurs sooner or later.”
Chelsea’s new head coach Mauricio Pochettino, alongside together with his backroom workers, will formally begin work on July 1 and the open letter added: “For all of the challenges of the previous 12 months, we’re optimistic concerning the future. We’re wanting ahead to welcoming Mauricio Pochettino as the pinnacle coach of our males’s group in July.
“We’re constructing a contemporary scouting, expertise identification, and recruiting infrastructure inside our sporting division, led by Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley, which can assist us to establish and remodel the squad round elite expertise, a squad able to constantly competing to win the Premier League, elevate home cups and compete and win on the highest degree in European soccer. We’ve additionally appointed Chris Jurasek as CEO to drive our enterprise ahead off the pitch, which in flip will make us extra sustainable on the pitch.
“The success we’re aiming for is just doable with our supporters behind us. We’re pleased with the creation of our Fan Advisory Board, which can meet for the primary time over this summer time, and we’re assured its new members will guarantee you might be on the coronary heart of resolution making at our membership. We’ll proceed to make sure your voices are heard as we glance to the long run.
“For now, on behalf of the board and everybody on the membership, thanks on your excellent help. We hope you all have a great summer time and stay up for welcoming you again to the Bridge in August. Chelsea Possession Group.”