Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea Football Club, announced his resignation and assigning the management of the club to the trustees of the Chelsea Foundation, against the backdrop of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Through his 20-year career, Abramovich was able to achieve many titles with the London team, which contributed to the history of the Blues, a spherical event around the world.
Chelsea FC succeeded in achieving 21 titles during the twenty years in which the owner assumed the official responsibility, the latest of which was the Blues winning the last Club World Cup after defeating Palmeiras in Brazil with a clean goal.
Abramovich issued an official statement saying, “During ownership of Chelsea FC for nearly 20 years, I have always looked to my role as a goalkeeper, whose mission is to ensure our success as we can be today, as well as build the future, while also playing a positive role in our communities.”.
The statement added: “I have always made decisions with the club’s best interests at heart. I remain committed to these values. That is why today I give the trustees of the Chelsea Foundation the stewardship and care of Chelsea FC. I believe they are currently in the best position to look after the interests of the club, the players, the staff and the fans.”
Abramovich’s nicknames are as follows:
Premier League: 5 titles
FA Cup: 5 titles
League Cup: 3 titles
Charity Shield: 2 titles
UEFA Champions League: 2 titles
Europa League: 2 titles
European Super: 1 title
Club World Cup: 1 title
In a related context, press reports revealed that Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich rejected an offer of 2.5 billion pounds to sell the club, after his decision to leave the club due to the great pressure he is under due to the Russian war against Ukraine.
According to Sky Sports England, Abramovich rejected a £2.5 billion bid for Chelsea from an undisclosed party.
Sky added that the owner of the English club would agree to sell the club as soon as possible, if an offer of 3 million pounds or more was received.