Bruce Buck will remain as Chelsea chairman as part of a potential new board. A consortium led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly has agreed to buy the club from Roman Abramovich for £4.25 billion.
The business will only wrap when the Premier League and the UK government approved the deal.
Bruce Buck, 76, will be joined on the board by Boehly, with journalist Daniel Finkelstein and public relations executive Barbara Charone serving as non-executive directors.
Although it is unknown whether director Marina Granovskaia will join them, she has been a key transfer and contract negotiator during Abramovich’s reign.
She is expected to add continuity after Chelsea was unable to conduct business due to sanctions imposed on the club.
According to reports, British businessman Jonathan Goldstein, who is also a member of the consortium, will not be on the board.
Goldstein, the CEO of a real estate investment firm, is a close friend of Boehly’s.
According to sources, he would prefer to take a lower-profile position because some Tottenham fans were opposed to his involvement.