Chelsea have appointed Tom Glick as their new president of business.
The Athletic reported last week that Chelsea were set to appoint Glick, whose last role was as president of the NFL franchise the Carolina Panthers.
He previously worked at New York City FC and the City Football Group, and was chief executive at Derby County in the 2000s.
Glick will oversee the day-to-day running of Chelsea, with chairman and co-owner Todd Boehly still acting as an interim sporting director.
It is believed Glick agreed to take the role last month but the club have waited to finalise his appointment due to needing to concentrate on completing the signing of Raheem Sterling and other transfer business.
“Chelsea FC is an iconic sports institution, known and admired all over the world,” Glick said. “I have been very impressed with the vision and mission of Todd Boehly and Clearlake.
“They have the Chelsea community at the heart of everything they do. We have a huge opportunity here to enhance performance across the board, on behalf of everyone we serve.”
Glick replaces Guy Laurence, who had been CEO at Chelsea since January 2018 and left last month.
Chelsea are also aiming to appoint a new sporting director before the January transfer window at the latest.News Source: theathletic