Chelsea have announced that they will have a supporter at all board meetings from July 1, although they will not have the right to vote.
After the attempts of the so-called big six in the Premier League last month, there were several loud protests from the fans.
One of the most prominent was held by Chelsea fans before their match against Brighton, with hundreds of supporters lined the streets around Stamford Bridge. Most recently, the protest of Manchester United fans led to the postponement of the match against Liverpool.
Perhaps in response to this discontent, Chelsea announced its commitment to introduce representatives to the board’s meetings on Tuesday.
“Chelsea Football Club announces that from July 1, there will be supporters present at the meetings of the club’s board,” the statement said.
“Three supporters’ counselors, elected by election and selection, will attend board meetings to ensure that the general sentiments of supporters are seen as part of the Club’s decision-making process.”
The club went on to explain that they would liaise with supporters on how best to select the three representatives.
“Successful candidates will be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement, similar in scope to the confidentiality obligations of a member of the board of directors of Chelsea Football Club. This will allow the club to discuss and seek advice on a wide range of issues,” they continued. .
“Supporter advisors will not have the right to vote and will not participate in meetings related to players, staff, the Academy and related matters. Supporter advisors will attend approximately four meetings a year and more if appropriate. If they end the year they will be eligible to choose a UK-registered charity to receive a contribution of £ 2,500 from the Club. “