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ANOTHER ONE? Chelsea axe head physio Laurent after 17 years

Chelsea have sacked head physio Thierry Laurent after 17 years at the club - via video call.

Chelsea are parting ways with Laurent who will depart after 17 years and follows medical director Dr Paco Biosca, who was in his position for 11 years, in leaving the Stamford Bridge club.

He was informed of the news on a short zoom call on Tuesday, says the Daily Mail.

Laurent's exit is the latest in a growing list of notable departures from Chelsea since their takeover by the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium.

They will make their own appointments as they reshape Chelsea's medical department, along with other areas of the club, following their purchase.

Laurent arrived at Chelsea in 2005 with an impressive CV having worked at France's national football centre Clairefontaine for 15 years.

He was initially responsible for the care of Chelsea's first team players on his arrival in 2005 before becoming head physio in 2014, leading the first team's medics while also overlooking the academy and ladies side's medical teams.

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