Roman Abramovich calls Emma Hayes to offer personal congratulations on WSL title win


Roman Abramovich has despatched his personal congratulations to Emma Hayes after watching her Chelsea workforce win the Girls’s Tremendous League title.

Telegraph Sport understands that Chelsea’s billionaire proprietor watched Chelsea thrash Studying 5-0 on tv on Sunday earlier than contacting Hayes himself.

Abramovich is alleged to get pleasure from a detailed working relationship with Hayes, who has been supervisor of the ladies’s workforce since 2012, and met along with her in Jerusalem in 2019.

Realizing that Chelsea might clinch the title by beating Studying, Abramovich cleared his diary in order that he might watch the match and was delighted with the success.

Abramovich’s personal curiosity underlines Chelsea’s dedication to the ladies’s recreation and Hayes is now making ready her workforce for this weekend’s Champions League last towards Barcelona.

Hayes has beforehand spoken of Abramovich’s curiosity in ladies’s soccer, saying: “Once I got here to Chelsea in 2012 we had been an novice workforce however thanks to the proprietor’s enthusiasm now we have constructed lots in a short while. What success now we have achieved now we have achieved collectively and I actually really feel we’re extra joined-up than ever in the mean time.

“I’m excited for Chelsea’s future. Our proprietor is an enormous fan of ladies’s soccer and he’s at all times asking me what he can do to assist. I’m greater than aware of the challenges the ladies’s recreation nonetheless faces however I feel there are sufficient homeowners, broadcasters and followers who need the perfect for us.”

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