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Chelsea snags Brighton’s recruitment chief Sam Jewell in ongoing raid

In a continued reshuffle under the ownership of Todd Boehly, Chelsea has confirmed the acquisition of Sam Jewell, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Head of Recruitment. Jewell’s move to Stamford Bridge is the latest in a series of signings from Brighton, totaling 11 staff and players in just 17 months, highlighting the aggressive recruitment strategy Chelsea has adopted.

Brighton announced Jewell’s departure, stating he has been placed on gardening leave following his decision to join Chelsea. Mike Cave and George Holmes are set to fill in Jewell’s responsibilities at Brighton.

Jewell, known for orchestrating many of Brighton’s successful signings such as Alexis Mac Allister and Moisés Caicedo, joins a list of notable figures poached by Chelsea, including manager Graham Potter and players Robert Sánchez and Marc Cucurella. His expertise will now serve Chelsea’s ambitious project to enhance its competitive edge both domestically and internationally.

Chelsea’s strategic poaching from Brighton, including a mix of backroom staff and on-field talent, underscores the London club’s intent to bolster its framework for sustained success. Jewell is slated to begin his new role in November, marking a significant shift in Chelsea’s recruitment and scouting dynamics.