Confirmed: Chelsea’s New Co-Director of Recruitment and Talent


Joe Shields has been confirmed as Chelsea’s new Co-Director of Recruitment and Talent.

Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali released a joint statement with their intentions: “We have a clear plan and will adopt a modern, data-driven philosophy, focused on elite emerging talent”.

Shields is known for his work primarily with Manchester City and more recently at Southampton. His signing is seen as a statement of intent from the Chelsea hierarchy.