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Official: Laurence Stewart to join Chelsea as technical director


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Chelsea’s new ownership have been looking for people to properly guide us on the technical as well as recruitment sides of the football operations, after a very expensive and chaotic summer transfer window.

One of those missing pieces following the departures of manager Thomas Tuchel, technical advisor Petr Cech, and director Marina Granovskaia, has now been found, with Laurence Stewart joining the Blues as a technical director — with a “focus on football globally”. Stewart will be just one part of a much larger leadership team of people set to be hired in the near future.

Stewart will become a full-time Chelsea member when he ends his duties with his current club, AS Monaco, at an as yet unannounced date. He comes to Stamford Bridge with a vast experience in recruitment, being part of the Red Bull and Manchester City setups that have yielded money and titles out of smart transfers and proper youth development over the years.

“I’m delighted to be joining Chelsea and excited about the vision and direction of the club under the new ownership group. I am excited to join them to help them build a world-class global sporting organisation to consistently win on the pitch at the highest levels and provide player pathways to help develop our talent.”

-Laurence Stewart; source: Chelsea FC

Welcome, Laurence! Let’s recruit (and develop) some winners!

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