Chelsea have sacked their new commercial director, Damian Willoughby, for ‘sending inappropriate messages’ to South Korean soccer financial agent Catalina Kim.. A behavior, which as published The Telegraphput a multi-million dollar investment project at risk.
For its part, Chelsea, in a statement collected by The Telegraphhas confirmed that Willoughby was sacked on Tuesday, less than a month after being signed by the Stamford Bridge outfit for the second time. for his career and after a complaint by Kim to Chelsea’s business president, Tom Glick, who was the one who hired Willoughby.
So that, Kim told Glick that she had been sexually harassed by Willoughby prior to her signing with the club. and alleged that she felt threatened on the phone while he was working for the Blues, for which he ended up being fired. A fact that has also occurred just three months after the new owners promised “inculcate a new environment consistent with our values”.
Chelsea’s full statement
“Chelsea Football Club confirms it has sacked chief commercial officer Damian Willoughby with immediate effecteither. The Club has recently received and investigated evidence of inappropriate messages sent by Mr Willoughby prior to his appointment to Chelsea FC earlier this month. Although they were sent before his employment at the Club, such behavior is absolutely contrary to the work environment and corporate culture that is being established by the new ownership of the Club”
“Club owners are working tirelessly to set and achieve the highest standards both on and off the course., and are determined to establish and nurture a culture of transparency, accountability, inclusion, diversity, and opportunity. The Club is committed to creating an environment that embodies these values”