Chelsea have appointed former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow to run global commercial activities.
Purslow, 50, left Anfield in October 2010 after the club was sold to John W. Henry's NESV group.
A club statement said: "The club has ambitious plans to build the Premier League's most pioneering global commercial programme, partnering with innovative and market-leading organisations from around the world. The club believes Mr Purslow has the vision and the leadership qualities to help us achieve these plans."
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In this second extract from ITV Sport's exclusive interview with Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager reveals how he waited through two transfer windows until forward Diego Costa and midfielder Cesc Fabregas became available at the right price.
As expected, Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid's 20-man squad for Wednesday's Champions League clash against Liverpool due to a muscle injury.
The 25-year-old Wales star was an unused substitute in Saturday's Primera Division win over Levante on his return from international duty, having played the full 90 minutes in both of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus.
Reports in Spain suggest that Bale will also miss this weekend's Clasico showdown against Barcelona in Madrid.
Ahead of Chelsea's Champions League group match against Maribor at Stamford Bridge (watch live on ITV at 7.30pm tonight), their outspoken manager Jose Mourinho chatted exclusively to ITV reporter Gabriel Clarke.
In the following extract, Mourinho talks about the signing of former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, and admits with a smile that the Spaniard "is a better guy than I thought". He also reveals that he understands now why Fabregas was made Arsenal captain as a teenager.
You can watch more extracts from this interview on our Champions League website
Jose Mourinho has ruled out Andre Schurrle, Ramires and Diego Costa for Chelsea's Champions League tie against Maribor on Tuesday evening.
Top goalscorer Costa will again miss out after failing to recover from a hamstring injury in time for Saturday's Premier League victory over Crystal Palace.
Mourinho is likely to use both Didier Drogba and Loic Remy at some stage tomorrow night after revealing that Drogba is not fit enough to play a whole match.
"He's not in conditions to play for 90 minutes," Mourinho explained. "But he's fit to play, starting or not starting, Didier is in much better condition."