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Petr Cech Returns To Chelsea

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Petr Cech Returns To Chelsea
 

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has returned to Stamford Bridge as the club’s “technical and performance advisor.”

The London club former goalkeeper returns after retiring as a player in May, with his final game coming for Arsenal against Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, which the Blues won 4-1.

Chelsea said in a statement: “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.

Naija News recalls that Cech played 494 times for Chelsea, winning 13 major honours including four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper moved across London to join the Blues rival Arsenal in 2015, picking up the FA Cup two years later.

Speaking on his return, 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” he added.

On the other hand, Club director Marina Granovskaia added: “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.”


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