Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has hailed Roman Abramovich & Marina Granovskaia forward of the membership’s first recreation of the Premier League season.
Each Abramovich and membership director Granovskaia left Stamford Bridge earlier within the yr after the UK’s sanctions on Russian oligarch meant the the previous might not personal the membership. The previous has been changed by American businessman Todd Boehly, who spent £4.25b to purchase the membership in 2022.
Drogba spent his complete Chelsea profession below the stewardship of each Abramovich and Granovskaia, and forward of the membership’s first Premier League recreation below new possession the ex-Chelsea star has taken to Instagram to thank each for his or her contributions to the membership:
As the brand new Premier League season begins, earlier than the primary Chelsea dwelling recreation, I needed to focus on and thank two individuals who have been so essential throughout my time on the Membership.
“To start with, I need to thank Marina for at all times supporting me within the good moments and even the tough moments on the membership, when most individuals have been criticising me for saying loud (perhaps a bit too loud truly) and clear what I felt unfair ( champions league CFC v Barcelona 2009 ).
“Solely Marina and a handful of individuals understood it as somebody who cared for the membership, the badge and the followers.
“Her contribution to this membership is past what individuals on the surface know. Over 19 years she labored so exhausting to construct a world class membership and to maintain the blue flag flying excessive on this planet of soccer.
“And to Roman, boss, no want to inform tales of moments we shared collectively. My loyalty and repsect for you is for all times! On each knowledgeable and a private degree I can by no means thanks sufficient to your perception and help and the imaginative and prescient you created to assist us all obtain our desires.
“You got here unknown in to the soccer world, you permit having gained every thing doable. Collectively we made historical past that nobody can take away, it’s right here perpetually.”