Chelsea backroom staff legend leaves the club following demotion 

1 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Gary Staker alongside John Terry at the FA Cup final in 2017. The two became trusted companions at Chelsea.

Gary Staker has left his role as player liaison officer at Chelsea FC after accepting a redundancy package.

Following a demotion, Staker considered taking legal action against the club. 

Staker was one of the club's longest-serving members of the backroom staff, predating the Abramovich era. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

One of Chelsea's culture bearers has left the club following a summer full of disputes. Gary Staker, the club's longest-serving member of the backroom staff, reportedly left his position as player liaison officer last Friday after accepting a redundancy package, writes Sportsmail. 

According to the newspaper, Staker was given a bonus on top of the notice period in his contract in order to go quietly. Before the season, Staker was told that he would not be working with the first team in the current season. 

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