Report: Chelsea could lose Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia amid club sale

Chelsea could be set to lose chairman Bruce Buck and manager Marina Granovskaia amid the club’s sale, according to reports.

The Blues announced in a statement on Wednesday evening that owner Roman Abramovich would put the club up for sale, ending his 19-year ownership of the west London side.

It was announced ahead of Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Luton Town in the FA Cup fifth round.

According to Jacob Steinbergsources believe it is ‘unlikely’ the Chelsea hierarchy duo will stay at the club when they receive new owners.

Buck has been at the club since 2004, with Granovskaia having been a Chelsea board member since 2013.

There are believed to be a number of parties interested in buying the club, with Abramovich saying in the statement that: “The sale of the Club will not be expedited but will follow a regular procedure. I will not ask for any loan repayment.”

The announcement of the sale came just an hour before the Blues’ FA Cup draw against the Hatters, which turned out to be an entertaining contest.

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Luton took the lead after just two minutes as Reece Burke headed in on Luke Berry’s free kick.

Saul Niguez scored his first goal early for the club to equalize for his side, but the Championship side retook the lead just five minutes before the break.

As the game entered its final third, Timo Werner was on hand to equalize for the Blues through Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s through ball, and Romelu Lukaku’s late strike saw Chelsea through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.


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