Todd Boehly reveals his Chelsea philosophy, including transfer deals in major Roman Abramovich-era upset
TODD BOHELY has revealed that Chelsea are using a new “modern, data-driven philosophy” under their ownership.
Boehly, 49, unveiled his policy as the Blues confirmed the appointment of Joe Shields as their new transfer guru.
The announcement of their new co-director of recruiting and talent sees the upheaval of the post-Roman Abramovich era continue.
Boehly said: “We have a clear plan and will embrace a modern, data-driven philosophy focused on elite emerging talent.
“We are assembling a deep and collaborative management team who are eager to build a sustained and sustained winner at Chelsea.”
The American owner announced the arrival of former Southampton and Manchester City transfer chief Shields on Thursday.
He will officially join the West London club when his role with the Saints is over.
Chelsea are said to be chasing some of the hottest youngsters in the world.
They are said to be in the hunt for Jude Bellingham, while keeping an eye on Lille ace Jonathan David and Brazilian wonderkid Endrick de Palmeiras.
And Boehly hopes Shields can use his analytical skills to identify more young talent.
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He added: “Joe is another great addition to Chelsea, and we are delighted to have him on board.
“He has a great track record and a great understanding of the game and emerging talent.
“We know we have another strong leader and team player who will help us continue to build our world class football organisation.”
Shields becomes Chelsea’s second major fixture in as many days.
This is after Monaco guru Laurence Stewart was hired in a newly created transfer position.
There could be a third announcement shortly, with former RB Leipzig chief Christopher Vivell set to join as technical director.
And Chelsea are also hoping to land a new sporting director after holding talks earlier this month.
Stamford Bridge fans were left in shock when the club announced the departure of Thomas Tuchel after he led the Blues to Champions League glory just over a year earlier.
Now Boehly and Graham Potter are joined by Shields and Stewart as they lead a Premier League charge.