The four Chelsea staff members who have already left the club including 86-year-old veteran

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This has been a busy end of the season for Chelsea who are looking for a new manager for both the first men’s and the women's team.

The departure of Mauricio Pochettino has left many surprised at the club but before it was confirmed that the 52-year-old had agreed to leave his role, one staff member Brian Pullam, who has been at Chelsea for 56 years announced he’d be retiring after the game against Bournemouth.

Brian first joined Chelsea in 1948 and has seen over 30 managers come and go. He’s worked across the club’s press department and his last years at the club was as a press steward. The first face you would see when you visited Cobham for a press conference. 

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Then there was Adrian Phillips who was one of the senior communications managers at the club and was the one you’d see sitting beside Thomas TuchelGraham PotterFrank Lampard and recently Mauricio Pochettino. 

His departure also means the media team will need a tweak as there will be a new man now conducting the press conference with whoever is appointed next. Then there is Pochettino, who Brian Pullman tasked to keep Chelsea in a good place in his final emotional pre-game press conference at Cobham. 

Little did he know that the Argentinian would leave the club 48 hours after the final game of the season. 

Then the legendary Emma Hayes. Hayes has been at the club for the last 12 years and says when she first joined they had no office and most people did not believe in the women's games, but she now leaves having won multiple league titles and being one of the most celebrated managers in the game.

The last few weeks have been incredibly tough for Chelsea fans but there will need massive changes in the team both on and off the field.

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