Chelsea owner Todd Boehly wants Premier League all-star game | Football News

LONDON: New chelsea President Todd Boehly launched the idea of ​​an American-style all-star premier league match between a team from the north and the south.
The Blues’ new co-owner, who also owns shares in the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers, told a conference in New York that he had already floated the idea with his Premier League counterparts.
Major League Baseball and NBA Basketball hold All-Star Exhibition Games featuring top players from their respective conferences.
Boehly suggested the funds raised could be used to funnel more money from the top of the game to the bottom of the football pyramid.
“People are talking about more money for the pyramid, in the MLB All-Star Game this year we made $200m (£171m) between a Monday and a Tuesday,” Boehly said.
“So we think we could do a north vs south star game for the Premier League, for whatever the pyramid needed quite easily.”


(Todd Boehly, chairman of Chelsea FC – AFP Photo)
Boehly was speaking at the SALT thought leaders conference and lifted the lid on the sacking of Thomas Tuchel by Chelsea.
Tuchel, who led Chelsea to win the Champions League in 2021, was sacked last week following a 1-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb.
Graham Potter was installed as Tuchel’s successor and Boehly hinted at a rift in his relationship with the German.
“When you take over a business, you need to make sure you’re aligned with the people who are running the business,” Boehly added.

“Tuchel is obviously extremely talented and someone who has had a lot of success at Chelsea. Our vision for the club was to find a manager who really wanted to collaborate with us, a coach who really wanted to collaborate.
“It wasn’t about Zagreb, it was about the shared vision of what we wanted Chelsea to look like. It wasn’t a decision that was made because of a single win or loss. It was a decision that we thought was the right vision for the club.”
Boehly also confirmed Chelsea’s plans to run a multi-club model, similar to the City Football Group, owners of Manchester City.
“We will continually add resources,” he said. “We talked about having a multi-club model. I would like to continue to develop the footprint.”

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