Chelsea’s Director of Communications and Community Affairs Steve Atkins has left the Leading League club to just take up a position in Components 1.
Atkins has labored at Chelsea for 14 decades, but now will be the Chief Communications Officer at McLaren.
He is the most recent senior determine to leave the Stamford Bridge club, pursuing the departures of head coach Thomas Tuchel, director Marina Granovskaia, and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech.
Many supporters have explained that Atkins’ departure is just the next phase of new proprietor Todd Boehly’s clearout of the club, but it appears as if the chance to be part of McLaren arrived at the right time, especially with the System 1 team singing his praises to ensure his imminent arrival.
During his time at Chelsea, Atkins was liable for the “club’s external world-wide media relations, concern and disaster administration and public affairs work.”
This would have provided working with the media and lovers all through the turbulent time when the Uk govt issued sanctions on Chelsea and pressured Roman Abramovich to sell the team.
Boehly was also effusive in his praise on Chelsea’s formal site, stating “On behalf of anyone at the club, we want to thank Steve for his 14 a long time of determination to Chelsea F.C. We have drastically valued his suggestions and counsel, and will carry on to leverage his working experience and information over the subsequent several months. We want him just about every achievement in his new senior function at McLaren Racing.”
Atkins will keep on to act as a senior advisor for Chelsea over the upcoming handful of months and is thanks to support with the club as they appoint his alternative.