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Chelsea Appoints One of Own As New Chief Executive
Reuters , September 17th, 2009 3:15PM

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After the departure of Robert Kenyon from the office of chief executive, Chelsea has appointed Ron Gourlay as Kenyon's successor. Gourlay, 46, has been with the west London club for five years in a variety of roles and was previously chief operating officer.

"Ron was the outstanding candidate for the job," Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said. "It was not necessary to look outside as we had someone with all the necessary attributes inside which was important as it ensures continuity and a smooth transition. He has the total support of the board and Roman (Abramovich) and both the football and business elements of the club will report to him." Chelsea said on Wednesday that Kenyon would leave his post on Oct. 31 but continue to serve the club as a non-executive director.

 

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