The chelsea Supporters’ Trust have called for chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Guy Laurence to tender their resignations after the club withdrew from plans for a European Super League.
The Blues – along with Manchester City – led the way as the Premier League Big Six all confirmed in statements on Tuesday night they would no longer be participating in plans to form a controversial 12-team breakaway league.
Chelsea fans held a protest against the Super League before their goalless draw at home to Brighton at Stamford Bridge, and were later seen celebrating once news of their withdrawal had filtered through.
The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust have called for chairman Bruce Buck to resign from his role
The supporters trust also believe the position of chief executive Guy Laurence (third from left) is untenable
‘Buck, alongside Laurence, appears to have given no consideration towards the loyal supporters, so their positions would seem untenable moving forward,’ the statement continued.
‘Our relations with CFC will remain frayed until we have a better understanding of why this decision happened and we are assured that change and safeguards are put in place.
‘The CST will not rest until we are comfortable that change and protections are put in place, because 116 years of history was jeopardised. This is our club and will remain our club.’
Buck – who informed Chelsea’s players of the club’s intention to join the Super League in a meeting on Monday before their dramatic withdrawal – has been chairman since 2003, while Laurence was appointed in his current role in January 2018.
Thomas Tuchel meanwhile stated he was not the right man to discuss the plans after his side’s 0-0 draw with Brighton.
‘This is the most competitive league in the world and also because the owners built such strong teams, don’t forget it,’ he said.
‘I would like to hear the real detail behind it. I can only repeat that I am not the right person to talk about it.’