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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/foo...icle6710483.ece

Peter Kenyon is considering leaving Chelsea on a high after successfully renegotiating the club's shirt sponsorship deal with Samsung.

The club are expected to announce an extension to their existing five-year deal this week, which is believed to be an improvement on the present £11million-a-year package.

Kenyon, the chief executive, has been focusing on commercial work for some time as others at the club have come to the fore on the football side, and after concluding negotiations with the Korean electronics company he is weighing up whether it is the right time to move on. He is understood to have felt increasingly sidelined in recent months: he played little part in the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager last month, and was on holiday when Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in February.

Chelsea's promotion of Frank Arnesen to the new position of sporting director this week was another blow to Kenyon, because there is bound to be an overlap between their respective roles. The Dane was in charge of youth development and scouting, but will take greater responsibility for signing first-team players, an area previously headed by Kenyon.

The 55-year-old kept a low profile when Ancelotti was introduced to the media last week and is not expected to appear to promote the Samsung deal, another indication that he may be on his way out. Kenyon does not have another job to go to, but there have been persistent rumours linking him with a move to Manchester City and, given his wealth of experience with Manchester United, where he was also chief executive, and Chelsea he is unlikely to be short of offers.

Chelsea are adamant that Kenyon is staying and have no plans to dismiss him.

Interesting news, this seems to have been on the cards for a while.

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Chelsea are adamant that Kenyon is staying and have no plans to dismiss him.

No of course not. If he goes (for the sake of argument) to City, then they'll have to pay us compensation .. compensation for getting rid of Kenyon - now that would truly be cause for celebration!

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Excellent news. Shame Frank "nobody's really sure what I actually do" Arnesen will be sticking around for a while.

Our transfer policy and the general running of the club has been a little suspect recently and I can't help but think Kenyon is largely to blame.

I think you can blame roman's pocketbook and the economy more than anything. We were crying out for improvement in the winter window, and im sure men far less astute than PK realized we had no options out at wing worth a damn once Joe went down injured.

Anyway, I am no fan of his, and think he has had countless missteps and a man as accomplished as he is shouldve known better. But he has basically, comedically, done his job. We are now a major global name. Obviously, if we are able to get Samsung to up the ante, we have financial clout and respect from the big boys. Now, whats left is maintaining that on the pitch and Kenyon will have nothing to do with that. But I dont think I will ever forget him accepting a losers medal with a giant grin before the rest of the team in Moscow.

I wonder if betting agencies are taking anything on him ending up at City. I would guess its written in stone

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Excellent news. Shame Frank "nobody's really sure what I actually do" Arnesen will be sticking around for a while.

I think it's pretty clear what he's been doing since he joined.

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you've gotta laugh...

Chelsea FC: Peter Kenyon could quit for Manchester City

15 July 2009 | By Adam Fraser

According to reports in the British press, Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon could quit the club and move to Manchester City.

Kenyon has been playing a key role in negotiating an extension to Chelsea’s shirt sponsorship deal with Samsung. ‘Kenyon, the chief executive, has been focusing on commercial work for some time as others at the club have come to the fore on the football side, and after concluding negotiations with the Korean electronics company he is weighing up whether it is the right time to move on,‘ reports The Times newspaper.

‘He is understood to have felt increasingly sidelined in recent months: he played little part in the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager last month, and was on holiday when Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in February. Chelsea’s promotion of Frank Arnesen to the new position of sporting director this week was another blow to Kenyon, because there is bound to be an overlap between their respective roles,‘ it adds.

The links to Manchester City appear more tenuous, but The Times makes reference to ‘persistent rumours’, pointing out that Kenyon’s experience with Manchester United and Chelsea mean he is unlikely to be short of offers.

The club continues to insist Kenyon is staying, although its current focus is no doubt on keeping its captain, John Terry, out of City’s reach.

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i read this on the bbc gossip column thing this morning

read all the bitts about the blue scummers from mancherster being after JT

then read kenyon may be quitting, there is light at the end of the tunnel

what odds of him going to the blue manc scummers????

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I think it's pretty clear what he's been doing since he joined.

Sitting on his arse?

He's supposed to be in charge of scouting, in particular discovering young players. We've not exactly been signing a load of youngsters since Kalou and Mikel arrived. There's Kakuta and Stoch, and that's about the beginning and end of it.

Mourinho criticsied him quite publicly for the lack of players coming in.

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Sitting on his arse?

He's supposed to be in charge of scouting, in particular discovering young players. We've not exactly been signing a load of youngsters since Kalou and Mikel arrived. There's Kakuta and Stoch, and that's about the beginning and end of it.

Mourinho criticsied him quite publicly for the lack of players coming in.

Tis is a copy and paste of a post I made before -no point wasitng my time writing it again.

I think Arnsen has done a good job, or at least there are signs that he is getting to the stage where he has done a good job. The problem he has is that he is charge of an area that we, as a club, have neglected for decades yet people seem to expect him to turn that round in too short a space of time and deliver us the next Messi.

We have a much stronger set of youth players now then we have had in a long time and we are now seeing youngsters like Stoch, Mancienne, Kakuta and Di Santo breaking into the first team squad. Nobody knows how little or much Arnesen was involved in each of these individual players however at the very least what he has been involved in is the creation of a far better quality youth system which has provided the framework for these players to develop in.

Arnesen should be judged by how well, or badly, you think our youth development programme is developing and the quality of the players in it. For me he has taken something that was, at best, an after thought before and it is now finally looking capable of producing first team players.

He is also rumoured to have been involved in the identification of Mikel and Kalou although the club have never formally stated this.

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