Chelsea have announced that supporters will be allowed to attend board meetings from July after the club became involved in the failed European Super League plan.
Chelsea were one of 12 teams that signed up for the Super League, only to pull out 48 hours later after a backlash from all over football.
Fans protested ahead of Chelsea’s match with Brighton on April 20 in opposition to the controversial breakup competition.
Now the Blues have responded to the barrage of criticism by agreeing to select three partisan advisers through an electoral process.
They will be able to attend around four board meetings per year to ensure that general fan sentiment is taken into account.
“The Chelsea Football Club announces that from July 1, supporters will be present at the meetings of the board of directors of the club,” a statement said on Tuesday.
“The club will now consult with the Fan Forum and several unofficial fan groups to discuss the club’s proposed process for selecting the three Fan Advisors.
“The nomination criteria as well as the final selection will ensure that the fan presence is representative of our fan base in general and that it is inclusive and diverse. A new selection will be made before the start of each season.
“Successful applicants will be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement, similar in scope to the confidentiality obligations of a member of the Chelsea Football Club board of directors.
“This will allow the club to discuss and ask for advice on a wide range of topics. “
Supporters advisers will not have the right to vote or participate in meetings relating to players, staff or the academy.
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