Chelsea’s departing transfer guru Marina Granovskaia is rich enough to buy EVERTON after amassing huge £1.55bn fortune | The Sun
21st June 2022

MARINA GRANOVSKAIA is set to leave Chelsea with a fortune so big she could afford her own football club, with Everton a possible option.

The club director, 47, will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of this month, according to reports.

This comes just a few weeks after the announcement of Todd Boehly's £4.25billion takeover.

Granovskaia has been a crucial figure behind the scenes at Chelsea for almost two decades.

She moved to London when Roman Abramovich bought the Blues in 2003, but was not initially connected to the club.

In 2010 she became a representative before joining the Chelsea board in 2013.

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The following year she was promoted to chief executive and has since been regarded as the most powerful woman in football.

Granovskaia follows club chairman Bruce Buck, who has already confirmed that he will step down on June 30.

The 76-year-old served 19 years in the role, but he will now become a senior advisor with Boehly taking his place.

Following the announcement, Buck said: "I am proud to have helped Chelsea realise great success on the pitch and make a positive impact in the community.

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"Now is the right time to step down and let new ownership build on the strong foundations we have in place.

"The owners have a compelling vision for Chelsea’s future, and I look forward to helping them achieve it in this new role alongside our incredible staff, players, coaches and supporters."

Chelsea have not yet officially announced Granovskaia's departure, but The Times have reported that she is expected to walk away with a £20million bonus.

While this may sound like a huge sum, it is just a small fraction of what Granovskaia is worth.

Her estimated net-worth is £1.55billion – enough to purchase her own football club.

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She could even buy Everton, who have reportedly been put up for sale by owner Farhad Moshiri.

Moshiri has been considering a sale since January, with a list of potential bidders in the picture.

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