Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as Technical and Performance Advisor. According to the club’s official website, “the focus of the job will be to provide advice on all football and performance matters throughout the club. As well as embed and facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams. Ensuring that the various support departments are working together effectively.”
Cech has spent the last four years at Arsenal. Prior to that, he had spent 11 years with the Blues as number one goalkeeper. He had made 494 appearances for Chelsea and won 13 major honors during his spell at Stamford Bridge. With his last game in football coming in Baku last month, as Arsenal went down 4-1 to the Blues in the Europa League final.
Cech said: “I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to join Chelsea FC again and help create the best possible high-level performance environment to continue the success the club has had over the past 15 years. I’m looking forward to the new challenge and hope I can use all of my football knowledge and experience to help the team achieve even more success in the future.”
Cech said he felt very privileged to return to Stamford Bridge. He plans to help the club in its pursuit of major honors, and deliver similar success to the previous 15 years.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “We are delighted to welcome Petr back home to Chelsea. During his playing career here, he was one of the most dedicated, successful and thoughtful professionals we have ever had. We always hoped that when Petr was ready to retire we would see him back at Chelsea FC and we are thrilled to add his expertise and knowledge of the game to the technical staff.”
Cech could be joined by his former team-mate Frank Lampard, who has been strongly rumored to become the new Chelsea manager.