Todd Boehly’s Chelsea has agreed to bring Lawrence Stewart, who is currently the Technical Director of Monaco, to the club when his contract with the French club expires.
A statement of confirmation read on the club’s website, “Stewart will join Chelsea when he completes his commitments to AS Monaco where he is currently technical director.”
Having moved to the Ligue 1 club in June 2020, the team has recorded two consecutive third-place finishes in Ligue 1 and was a finalist in the 2021 French Cup.
According to The Athletic, an agreement is now ‘in place’ that will see Stewart return to the Premier League after a short spell away. He has previously worked with Everton, Manchester City and the FA, and is now being tasked with a significant role with the Blues.
Stewart will be working closely with Christopher Vivell, who is also likely to be announced as technical director after he left his post at RB Leipzig. The double arrival will be a major step in Boehly’s overhaul, along with Graham Potter in the dugout, and could mark an important point in the future of Chelsea.
On his appointment to his new role, Stewart said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining Chelsea and excited about the vision and direction of the club under the new ownership group. I am excited to join them to help them build a world-class global sporting organisation to consistently win on the pitch at the highest levels and provide player pathways to help develop our talent.’
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly and co-controlling owner Behdad Eghbali said: ‘Laurence is an important appointment as we plan to build a deep sporting team that will collaborate closely. Laurence is a world-class football leader who understands talent management, data and scouting, player development and performance.‘