Chelsea’s new owners, led by Todd Boehly have sacked long-serving head physiotherapist, Thierry Laurent.
The physiotherapist has been with the club’s senior players since 2005 and was promoted to his head physio role in 2014.
In his seventeen years service to the club, Laurent played a key part behind the scenes in Champions League and Premier League title wins.
The Daily Mail reports that Laurent was sacked during the international break. He was only notified of his sack during a ‘short zoom call’ on Tuesday.
The news follows in the wake of medical director, Dr Paco Biosca also leaving Stamford Bridge after 11 years.
The Athletic added that Laurent was ‘shocked’ by the news of his sudden dismissal during the zoom call after he was told the new owners want to bring their own person in.
Laurent joins the likes of former manager, Thomas Tuchel, Marina Granovskaia, Bruce Buck and Petr Cech, who have all left in recent months.
Laurent’s exit will be just as keenly felt by the players, particularly those who have been at the club for some time.