Chelsea to have supporter presence at board meetings from July
Posted On May 4, 2021
Chelsea have announced that their board meetings will have supporters in attendance from July 1.
Les Bleus were one of 12 clubs involved in the failure of the European Super League, which sparked fan protests across the country.
Barely 48 hours later, they were one of the first clubs to leave ESL, alongside Manchester City. New measures are being taken at Stamford Bridge to prevent this kind of saga from happening again.
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Three supporters advisers will be elected to attend board meetings so that the general sentiment of supporters is taken into account by the club hierarchy.
A statement read: “Chelsea Football Club announces that from July 1, supporters will be present at meetings of the club’s board of directors.
“The club will now consult with the Fan Forum and several unofficial fan groups to discuss the club’s proposed process for selecting the three Fan Advisors.
“The nomination criteria as well as the final selection will ensure that the fan presence is representative of our fan base in general and that it is inclusive and diverse. A new selection will be made before the start of each season.
“Successful applicants will be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement, similar in scope to the confidentiality obligations of a member of the Chelsea Football Club board of directors. This will allow the club to discuss and seek advice on a wide range of issues. “
Support Advisors will not be eligible to vote or participate in player, staff, or academy related meetings, but if Advisors successfully complete the year by attending all required meetings, they will have the right to select a UK registered charity to receive a contribution of £ 2,500 from the club.
The move comes after the Chelsea Supporters’ Trust called on the accomplice members of the council to resign in the aftermath of the ESL scandal.
Fans, pundits and former players were outraged by the way the breakaway competition was designed behind their backs.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez still hope this will be done in the future. But with fan voices so clearly opposed, it’s hard to see how such a competition would ever gain the support it needed.