Chelsea make U-turn on popular staff member Todd Boehly sacked after plea from players
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Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has reportedly re-hired a popular staff member after a number of players pleaded with the club.
Last year, the Boehly-led consortium bought the Stamford Bridge club in a deal worth £4.25 billion.
Since the takeover, Boehley has made some huge calls regarding both playing and non-playing staff.
Last September, it was reported that physio Jose Calvarro had left Chelsea after six years of service as part of a huge staff overhaul led by Boehly.
Since leaving Stamford Bridge, Calvarro joined Serie B side Como, where former Chelsea star Dennis Wise is president and ex-Blues midfielder Cesc Fabregas is a player.
According to The Evening Standard, a number of Chelsea players have since asked the club to re-hire Calvarro.
It is believed that members of the squad felt Calvarro’s departure played a part in the club’s injury crisis.
However, as Calvarro is under contract with Como, Chelsea have only managed to get him to work one day a week on a consultancy basis, with him flying to London every Sunday.
SPORTbible has contacted Chelsea Football Club for comment.
Overall, the 22/23 season has been nothing short of a disaster for Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel was replaced by Graham Potter in September and last month, Potter was sacked with Frank Lampard returning to take charge.
However, Lampard has had a torrid start to his second stint as Chelsea boss after losing his first five matches.
Chelsea were poor on Wednesday night as they fell to a 2-0 defeat against London rivals Brentford.
After the match, Lampard expressed his concerns, he said: “Absolutely I worry because if you're a Chelsea fan, you've been used to 20 years of success, and you want it more.
“I've got no problem with the fans booing. I'm not sitting here to go against the fans and say, 'Don't boo the players'. You're throwing the question out there. Absolutely not.
“I'll defend the players because I know they're young lads who want to do well. Is there an issue with confidence? Yeah. Is there an issue with the balance of the squad? Maybe, yeah.”
Chelsea are back in Premier League action next Tuesday as they take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.