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Chelsea chief sacked over ‘inappropriate’ texts

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A recent recruit in the Blues boardroom has been shown the door at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have fired commercial director Damian Willoughby with immediate effect.

The Premier League club ended Willoughby’s contract after discovering proof that he had sent ‘inappropriate messages’ prior to his appointment earlier this month.

According to the Telegraph, the recipient of Willoughby’s messages was a football finance agent, called Catalina Kim. The former Chelsea chief and his lawyers have declined to comment on these allegations so far.

“Evidence of inappropriate messages sent by Mr. Willoughby, prior to his appointment at Chelsea FC earlier this month, has recently been provided to and investigated by the club,” a club spokesperson told Reuters.

“While they were sent prior to his employment at the club, such behavior runs absolutely counter to the workplace environment and corporate culture being established by the club’s new ownership.”

Chelsea return to action on October 1 to play against Crystal Palace in the Premier League.