Purslow stepping down from Chelsea role

Christian Purslow is stepping down as Chelsea’s managing director, the club has announced.

Purslow, who previously held a similar position at Liverpool, joined Chelsea in 2014.

“Under his leadership some of the world’s finest brands and companies have joined us and we have announced some record-breaking sponsorships,” said Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck.

“Christian will continue to work with the club in a transition period until the end of the season. We are very grateful for his contribution and he will always be welcome at Stamford Bridge.”

Purslow said: “I am proud of what we have all achieved, with Chelsea ‎now enjoying great success off the field as well as on it and a commercial team in place to help cement Chelsea’s position at the top of the game.”