Chelsea's massive staff exodus under Todd Boehly continues with the departure of medical director Paco Biosca after 11 years at the club
Todd Boehly’s purge of Chelsea employees has continued with the departure of medical director Paco Biosca.
The long-serving Spaniard had been in charge for 11 years and had been present for both of the club’s Champions League triumphs in 2012 and 2021.
Biosca’s departure comes at the end of a turbulent week that saw commercial director Damian Willoughby fired for sending ‘inappropriate messages’ before joining the club, as well as the departure of director of communications Steve Atkins.
Biosca joined the club in 2011 but is leaving just over a fortnight after manager Thomas Tuchel was fired, a decision that the Telegraph reports came as a “shock” to players who had worked with the 69-year-old for several years.
Former chairman Bruce Buck, director and transfers chief Marina Granovskaia, technical and performance director Petr Cech and international head of scouting Scott McLachlan have all left as well
It was surprising that Boehly and the new Blues owners sent £80 million summer signing Wesley Fofana to the United States for his medical instead of having the club conduct it in-house.
Dimitrios Kalogiannidis, a first-team doctor, will take over temporarily until a permanent replacement is found. Boehly’s ownership recently completed an exhaustive 100-day review of the west London club, culminating in the departures of Tuchel and Biosca.
Previously, for six years, Biosca, an orthopaedic surgeon, served as the medical department’s chief at Shakhtar Donetsk.
On Monday, Chelsea’s players will go to the Cobham training facility to get ready for their first Premier League match under new manager Graham Potter against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.