Chelsea director, Granovskaia is ‘bucking pattern’ within the switch market
Bayern Munich The chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has praised Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia for successfully coping with the club’s financial situation during the Covid pandemic.
Marina Granovskaia has dealt with everything to do with money at Chelsea. She has held this position at the club for almost a decade. In fact, she is also known as the “Iron Lady” and is one of the best directors in the world of football. She is also one of the most powerful women in international sport.
Marina worked with that Chelsea Owner, Roman Abramovich for a very long time. In 1997 she joined his oil company as his personal assistant and has reached all levels. When Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003, she was relocated to London with him.
After gaining confidence in her loyalty and work, she became involved in the club’s transfer deals and other business dealings. After becoming the club owner’s representative in 2010, she was officially named a board member in 2013.
A year later she was promoted to chief executive at Chelsea. With that promotion, she became known as the most powerful woman in football. Marina has looked at every transfer so far and her experience is evident in the way Chelsea recruits players.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge praises Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia
Following the appointment of Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea have a good selection of displays. After a great start, with Tuchel becoming the manager with the best unbeaten start, the 14-game streak was interrupted when they lost 5-2 to West Brom.
However, you have climbed many places and are fighting for that Top 4 place. They set foot in the Champions League after an impressive win against FC Porto in the semi-finals. They will host them next week with an away advantage of 2 goals in hand.
While the players and coach are to be praised for their form, Marina’s involvement in it is equally crucial. When every club in the world was hit by the financial crisis following the outbreak of the pandemic, Chelsea put a staggering £ 200million fee in the transfer window ahead of the season.
They bought high profile players like Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech who have great potential to turn Chelsea into a menacing force. At the same time, they fired Frank Lampard, which meant they paid the amount of his remaining tenure. Thomas Tuchel’s signature was also not cheap.
Their latest financial reports from June 2020 show they made a profit of £ 32.5m. It was also the early stage of the pandemic, and the club recorded this after football was stopped for three months.
Bayern manager Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on #CFC is in good financial shape despite COVID: “There will perhaps be two or three clubs that can buck the trend. Chelsea’s numbers, for example, look very positive. Marina (Granovskaia) made it.” a very good job. “https://t.co/cYo4mrn8eY
– Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) April 7, 2021
On the contrary, Rummenigge said his club lost £ 3.5 million to £ 4.3 million every match day as the stadium remained empty. He also praised Marina for keeping Chelsea financially stable.
“Chelsea’s numbers, for example, look very positive. Marina did a very good job. But we won’t see any record levels this summer, that’s for sure. “- Rummenigge told The Athletic.