January 09, the "Daily Telegraph" reported that Burleigh has given up as Chelsea’s interim director.
The athletic director, will continue to stand firmly behind head coach Porter.
Chelsea co-owner Burleigh became interim sporting director after Granovskaya and Petr Cech left Chelsea last summer and led transfer talks himself.
But after hiring a new team of signings, some of whom have already started work in this month’s transfer window, Burleigh relinquished the sporting director title and is now merely Chelsea chairman.
While Burleigh will still be involved in Chelsea’s transfer spend, he and co-owner Bedard Egbaly have handed over much of the responsibility for Chelsea’s transfers to new technical directors Christopher Vivier and Paul Wendell.
Stanley, Winstanley has been appointed global director of talent and transfers.
Last week, Vivier and Winstanley were photographed together with new aid Badiasil. Not only this month, they will also lead Chelsea’s signing strategy in the future.
Joe Shields will be named co-head of acquisitions and talent, and Lawrence Stewart will become technical director, focusing on global football, starting next month.
Burleigh only sees the interim sporting director role as a short-term role, helping Chelsea through the summer window and filling the vacancy while he and Egbaly search for a suitable recruitment director.
Winstanley and Vivier were tried to buy some of the best young talent in the world, while bolstering Porter’s roster.
Ideally, Chelsea would like to sign a backup right-back Reece James, along with a new midfielder and a winger, but it remains to be seen whether they can fill all those positions this month.
Benfica have rejected an offer for Enzo Fernandes, while Chelsea have held talks with Shakhtar Donetsk for Mudrik and Atletico Madrid for Joao Felix on loan.
But finding a replacement for James is considered one of the most important and difficult tasks.
James, considered one of the best right-backs in the world, will return from injury next month.
The Daily Telegraph reported last week that Chelsea bosses are still backing Porter and that hasn’t changed following the FA Cup loss to Manchester City.
Burleigh and the management understand the impact of a serious injury crisis on the team, while they also admit that the likes of Guardiola, Klopp and Arteta have all had difficulties at Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.
Results and performances will improve as players return from injury, and Chelsea’s top brass did not respond to fans’ criticism of ex-coach Thomas Tuchel and ex-Manchester City during the FA Cup loss to Manchester City.
Cheers from boss Roman Abramovich shook their faith.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are awaiting the results of a second scan for Raheem Sterling, who strained his hamstring in the opening stages of last Thursday night’s Premier League defeat to Manchester City.