Roman Abramovich Bids Chelsea Fans Goodbye in an Emotional Farewell Message
The owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich has confirmed that he is ready to sell the club.
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The Russian billionaire confirmed the news in an official statement of Chelsea's website on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2022. According to the statement released from the club, the decision to sell the club is in the best interest of everyone that is involved with the London club.
I would like to address the speculation in media over the past few days in relation to my ownership of Chelsea FC. As I have stated before, I have always taken decisions with the Club’s best interest at heart. In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the Club, as I believe this is in the best interest of the Club, the fans, the employees, as well as the Club’s sponsors and partners. The sale of the Club will not be fast-tracked but will follow due process. I will not be asking for any loans to be repaid. This has never been about business nor money for me, but about pure passion for the game and Club. Moreover, I have instructed my team to set up a charitable foundation where all net proceeds from the sale will be donated. The foundation will be for the benefit of all victims of the war in Ukraine. This includes providing critical funds towards the urgent and immediate needs of victims, as well as supporting the long-term work of recovery.
He also confirmed that the decision to sell the club was not one that was easy for him but he believes it was in the best interest of the club.
Please know that this has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, and it pains me to part with the Club in this manner. However, I do believe this is in the best interest of the Club.I hope that I will be able to visit Stamford Bridge one last time to say goodbye to all of you in person. It has been a privilege of a lifetime to be part of Chelsea FC and I am proud of all our joint achievements. Chelsea Football Club and its supporters will always be in my heart. Thank you, Roman
Chelsea won five Premier League titles, five FA Cup titles, three League Clubs, two Community Shield, two Champions League titles, two Europa League titles, One UEFA Super Cup, One Club World Cup.