Christian Purslow (centre)

Chelsea has released an official statement confirming the exit of our managing director Christian Purslow.

Purslow was instrumental for Chelsea off the field as he made a positive impact on our financial dealings. Purslow was instrumental in building new partnerships and sponsorships for Chelsea, including, but not limited to the deals made with Yokohama, Carabao, and Nike while also establishing or re-establishing partnerships with the likes of Delta, Hublot, and Beats.

When Purslow joined Chelsea, our kit was generating £48m per year for club but he leaves with the kit generating £110 million per year from 17/18.

“I am proud of what we have all achieved, with Chelsea ‎now enjoying great success off the field as well as on it and a commercial team in place to help cement Chelsea’s position at the top of the game,” Purslow said.

Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck thanked Purslow for his huge contributions to the growth of Chelsea off the field.

“Christian joined us in 2014‎ with the goal of transforming our commercial activities. Under his leadership some of the world’s finest brands and companies have joined us and we have announced some record-breaking sponsorships. Christian will continue to work with the club in a transition period until the end of the season. We are very grateful for his contribution and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge,” Buck said.

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