Chelsea have confirmed that Petr Cech has rejoined the club as their Technical and Performance Advisor.
It was widely reported in May that the 37-year-old would be taking up such a position having already announced he would retire this summer. Cech played his final game as a professional in Arsenal’s 4-1 defeat to the Blues in the Europa League final.
After that game, he said of his future, “Until the 30th June, I’m still an Arsenal player. People forget that. Until that point, I won’t decide anything.”
This announcement comes nine days early, but after such a stellar career I think we can all forgive him.
Speaking about his move, Cech told the official Chelsea website, “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.”
We can only thank Cech for his four years of service at the Emirates and wish him all the best for the future…while also hoping he brings Chelsea a lifetime of bad luck and suffering.