Roman Abramovich has been disqualified as a director of Chelsea, the Premier League have confirmed.
The UK government brought sanctions against the owner on Thursday over his alleged links to Russian president Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
A statement from the league read: “Following the imposition of sanctions by the UK government, the Premier League Board has disqualified Roman Abramovich as a Director of Chelsea Football Club.
“The board’s decision does not impact on the club’s ability to train and play its fixtures, as set out under the terms of a licence issued by the Government which expires on 31 May 2022.”
The move won’t impact the sale of the club which is expected to progress with government oversight as bidders have been told to press on with submissions.
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