Chelsea owner plotting Man City-style investment as Todd Boehly ‘hunts for feeder clubs’ | Football | Sport

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is understood to be aiming to replicate Manchester City’s blueprint by setting up a network of feeder clubs across the globe. The American is said to be keen to revamp the whole business model at Stamford Bridge and that is set to include establishing close ties with teams around the world as the City Football Group has already done.

Boehly has already overseen some significant changes at the club since taking charge and it appears he has grand plans going forward. Chelsea’s new owner has already ousted Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech from their respective roles before sacking head coach Thomas Tuchel last week, a matter of days after backing him with a transfer spend in excess of £250m this summer.

Graham Potter has arrived as his successor and it seems the changes in west London are set to continue. According to The Sun, Boehly has plans to copy City’s off-field success of utilising connections to other clubs from across the world.

The 48-year-old is understood to be eager to establish a network of feeder clubs across the globe to rival and eventually exceed the business model of the current Premier League champions. The aim is to see Chelsea improve their scouting and development system across Europe and beyond, with the club’s medium to long term plan involving the buying of stakes in continental teams.

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