Reuters , Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:15 PM
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
) 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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