Former owner of English Premier League side, Chelsea, Roman Abramovich on Saturday penned an emotional goodbye message to the fans as he hands over the club.
Abramovich in a statement released on Saturday appreciated the players, staff and supporters of the Premier League club.
The 19-year reign of the Russian came to an end, with a consortium led by Todd Boehly having reached an agreement over a £4.25billion takeover.
Abramovich also wished the new owners good luck.
The statement reads in part, “As I hand over Chelsea to its new custodians, I would like to wish them the best of success, both on and off the pitch.
“It has been an honour of a lifetime to be a part of this club – I would like to thank all the club’s past and current players, staff, and of course fans for these incredible years.
“I am proud that as a result of our joint successes, millions of people will now benefit from the new charitable foundation which is being established. This is the legacy which we have created together.”
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