Chelsea: Paul Merson shocked by Todd Boehly’s decision

Arsenal legend, Paul Merson has insisted that he was left “quite shocked” by Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly’s decision to let Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech leave Stamford Bridge.

Boehly recently paid tributes to Granovskaia and Cech after the duo resigned as Chelsea director and Technical and Performance Advisor, respectively.

The American billionaire bought Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, who was placed under sanctions due to his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He wasted no time in restructuring the West London club in an attempt to get rid of any trace of the previous regime.

“I thought the people who came in would keep Petr Cech in his position and Marina Granovskaia, who has done a great job at the club,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“You keep them there, shadow them. It is not easy, it is not baseball and basketball where you are doing trades. This is professional football and I am quite shocked those two have left the way they have,” he added.

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