Chelsea sack commercial director over inappropriate messages

Chelsea football club has sacked their commercial director Damian Willoughby after he was found guilty of sending inappropriate messages before he was signed by the Blues.

Confirming the news was Chelsea who noted that the commercial director has been investigated.

“Evidence of inappropriate messages sent by Mr. Willoughby, prior to his appointment at Chelsea FC earlier this month, has recently been provided to and investigated by the club,”

“While they were sent prior to his employment at the club, such behavior runs absolutely counter to the workplace environment and corporate culture being established by the club’s new ownership.” A club spokesperson told Reuters

The Premier League giants recruited Willoughby early this month following the club’s takeover by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Neither Willoughby nor his lawyer has responded to the allegations that further revealed that the messages were also sent to a football finance agent last year.

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