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Chelsea follow Bayern Munich model as they seek to add ex-player to board


Chelsea are seeking to add an ex-player to the board.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea's new regime will consider adding a former player to the club's board after completing their highly-anticipated £4.25billion takeover on Monday.

The American-led consortium, spearheaded by businessman Todd Boehly and investment firm Clearlake Capital, was confirmed as the west London club's new owners on Monday.

The new-look Blues hierarchy is expected to be made up of Boehly and his business partner Mark Walter, Clearlake co-founder Behdad Eghbali and Swiss businessman Hansjorg Wyss.

Boehly is also set to have fan representation on the board with Daniel Finkelstein - who is a Conservative peer and columnist for The Times - and music broker Barbara Charone to take up non-executive roles.

The new owners will consider adding a former player to Chelsea's hierarchy in the future.

Such a move has proved successful in Europe. Bayern Munich legends Franz Beckenbauer and Uli Hoeness are honorary presidents at the German club, and Edwin van der Sar is chief executive at Ajax.

Petr Cech is currently Chelsea's technical and performance advisor, and has worked closely alongside Marina Granovskaia.

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