Former Carolina Panthers president joins Chelsea
Changes continue coming at Chelsea after the Todd Boehly-led takeover, with Tom Glick taking on a boardroom role at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have continued their boardroom reshuffle by appointing the Carolina Panthers’ former president Tom Glick as the Blues’ president of business.
Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital completed a £4.25billion takeover of Chelsea at the end of May, making numerous changes to start their tenure.
Blues president Bruce Buck departed, along with technical and performance advisor Petr Cech and director and chief decision-maker Marina Granovskaia.
While head coach Thomas Tuchel and Boehly are working together on transfer activity, Chelsea have acted by bringing in Glick, who has sizeable knowledge of English football.
The 30-year-old has worked as a former executive at Manchester City’s parent company City Football Group, while playing a role in the Football League Board and the FA Council.
Prior to his role with City Football Group, Glick was Derby County’s chief executive officer between 2008 and 2012, when the Rams were an established Premier League side.
Charlotte FC experience
Glick, who oversaw the creation of Major League Soccer team Charlotte FC, also has experience in the NFL, having held the presidential role with the Panthers.
“Tom’s successful track record as a leader and innovator at several respected and winning sport organisations made him the obvious choice for this position,” Boehly told the club’s website after the appointment was announced.
“His skills and experience will be vital as we improve Chelsea FC’s key infrastructure, expand the club’s products and reputation, and find exciting new ways for our loyal supporters to engage with their favourite players.”
Glick also outlined his reasons for taking the role, saying: “Chelsea FC is an iconic sports institution, known and admired all over the world. 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.”