Abramovich sends a message to Chelsea fans with ownership blueprint; Here is what he said in his message and the blueprint Chelsea is still following.
Sir Martin Broughton, has stated lots of things about Chelsea as he has been one of the runner ups to buy Chelsea during the time the club was put up for sale, and he has something to say about Abramovich.
Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, Broughton, who led a consortium including Crystal Palace investors Josh Harris and Dave Blitzer, explained in new detail how the new owners have to follow an Abramovich blueprint.
Here is what he said;
“The strange thing was this was a reluctant seller who was not receiving any of the money, so normally price would be the ultimate dictator. It was not the ultimate dictator here.
“We were very much led by Raine, Bruce [Buck] and Marina [Granovskaia] to bid an amount. Agree to put an amount over the next 10 years in this piece, be it the academy, you’ve got to agree to invest this much into the women’s team.
“It was very focused. In fact, it was Roman trying to say to the fans, ‘I don’t want to leave’, but if I have to, whoever takes over will do what I would have done.”
“Frankly, between us, the winning bidder [Boehly-Clearlake] and Pagliuca, there wasn’t a hair [between us]. The three bidders, there was little difference between the ultimate bid.”