Confirmed: Cech rejoins Chelsea

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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.

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Viva La Prof
Viva La Prof

He’s a really great guy and I really liked him.. what a true professional and by all accounts saint like in his his decency… Of course now he’s a rent boy and that’s the end of that

Gooner Sam
Gooner Sam

Plus he’s too nice for Chelsea

Lanre
Lanre

Now he’s fucked off to Chelsea i hope Emery can see the folly in starting him at baku.

goongot
goongot

Him and the lady doctor were the only good thing about chelsea in recent years.

HansRott
HansRott

Eva Carneiro, her name is Eva Carneiro.

‘Him’ can stay at just that.

Twatsloch
Twatsloch

Another redeeming feature to Chelsea wad sacking Mourinho twice.

Teakster
Teakster

A consummate professional…dead to me now though!

Francesc
Francesc

*4 years of service

Leno me, I’ll be your friend
Leno me, I’ll be your friend

Good use of ‘Spellcech’ 👍

James
James

“This announcement comes nine days early”

At least he is skilled at wearing two hats at the same time.

Arse2D2
Arse2D2

not gonna wish him luck, but hope he’s happy

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead

…”Rejoin the Dark side of the force.”

Gudang Bedil
Gudang Bedil

Next year will be Giroud’s return to Arsenal as Appearance Performance Advisor.

Laca-Sead
Laca-Sead

or Head of Grooming

Grimster
Grimster

Given all that’s gone on in football over the years, I think we really don’t want to go down that road…

Ex-Priest Tobin
Ex-Priest Tobin

The secret agent has finally gone back to base.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Other clubs bring their meaningful players back. There are talks Chelsea can appoint Lampard.
In our case, Wenger wanted our absolute legend to give up millions a year to become deputy coach for U18. They never tried to bring Berg back to the club either. The Brazilian to become technical director was no meaningful member of the club. Plus, he left for a more lucrative contract. Wenger wanted Freddie to stay one more year and see if another one-year extension was possible. Freddie decided to go to West Ham. To the contrary, Bayern brings back their very best (Rummenigge, Beckenbauer) and it works.
Walcott, Iwobi, Welbeck, Nketiah needed people like Henry or Wright to teach them how to score not Wenger, let alone Emery.

truj
truj

Transfers, transfers everywhere… What an eventful transfer at AFC! Keep what we have, stick together and sing happy a song!

truj
truj

transfer = summer off course

yen
yen

It’s widely perceived we got the business done early last summer, and yet we haven’t signed anyone right until July 1st.

No need to panic… yet.

Wilsheres Middle Finger
Wilsheres Middle Finger

The World Cup did play a big part in that. No excuse for players not signing at this time, except maybe, holidays.

Merlin’s Panini
Merlin’s Panini

He’ll never have to wear that helmet again. Apart from in those “Legends” games if he can be arsed to play.
Always found him to be amiable. I was so chuffed when we finally got him and he was a good servant to the club. Shame he couldn’t have won more with us.
A fine keeper until the end, even though he was not as good as he was before he joined us.
Now he’s gone back to them though I hope he contributes to their downfall, in the nicest possible way…

Faisal Narrage aka Mr. Project Youth 2.0
Faisal Narrage aka Mr. Project Youth 2.0

You must be someone really special to be a long standing legend of another London club, to then go to another london rival with love from his original club fans, be part of the team that lost a European final to his original team, then a few days later announce he’s heading back to the original London club, with his current London club fans wishing him well.

Future man
Future man

Well i don’t like him at all and i have no respect for him and i dont care enough to wish him anything so not all Arsenal fans wish him well.

Faisal Narrage aka Mr. Project Youth 2.0
Faisal Narrage aka Mr. Project Youth 2.0

Says more about you then him tbh..

Future man
Future man

Yes it says unlike you i don’t have a loser metality.

baz00r
baz00r

Actually it makes you sound more like a loser.

Fatgooner
Fatgooner

Cech was a decent signing at the time and a good guy to have around the club. He probably hung around for a season too many but, hey.

Talking of transfers, it’s deeply worrying that so far there have been no significant arrivals. Where are the three defenders who we desperately need to make us firm at the back? And the creative/attacking midfielder to replace Ramsey? And the winger? So far the only potential signings seem to be kids for the future.

And why haven’t we got rid of the dross like Mustafi, Ozil and Mkhitaryan? An easy way to raise funds is to offload this rubbish. Our wage bill would be much better.

Unless we act soon we’re heading for a car crash season.

Jarghs
Jarghs

Window (to sign players from abroad) opened 10 days ago.

Merlin’s Panini
Merlin’s Panini

We haven’t got rid of them because no one wants them on the wages they currently earn and they probably don’t want to agree a reduction with anyone to move on. They all earn more than they’re worth. To get rid of them we would have to probably pay off their contracts which wouldn’t be at all economical given we would be handing them 10s of millions we don’t have.
I think we’re probably stuck with all three of them until their contracts expire.

Edward Dintwa
Edward Dintwa

Hopefully he can teach them the art of never saving a penalty

Wilsheres Middle Finger
Wilsheres Middle Finger

That Troy Deeney penalty save though! My fav Cech moment.

Naked Cygan
Naked Cygan

With the transfer ban, they might have to play him.

Chidi
Chidi

Our very own blue-eyed Wight walker… You belong in the North. I do hope Chelsea is warm enough though! Wish you the very best Pete!

Gooner Sam
Gooner Sam

Shock horror

Geefive
Geefive

All the best to ya Cech. All the worst to ya, Chelski.

Parker
Parker

A chav can be a nice guy but he is still a chav

Santorini
Santorini

Good luck! I unfollowed his Facebook page though

Lobster
Lobster

That’ll show him.

Santori
Santori

He wasn’t at the apex of his career with us but a great service to the club overall.

Thanks for the FA cups. Best of luck at Chelsea.

Manyinevillea
Manyinevillea

He won fa cup with you people against his former club Chelsea ,won the community shield with you people again against Chelsea.then why all the hate comments on him just because he decided to return to where he belong?

Santori
Santori

Prepared to give Martinez a go at least for one season since we have such a limited budget an priorities in 3 more pressing key areas.

Worse to worse if Emery isn’t convinced by Martinez (or Macey), and if Ospina finds it hard to find an agreeable buyer, we can also retain the Colombian.

He’s a great reaction keeper if a bit more challenged with commanding the box because of stature.

We just don’t need to be dissipating our efforts this summer in all directions trying to fill gaps that are less necessary. The same goes for fullback position. We have enough to improve with in Kolasinac and an extended Monreal for one season plus Bellerin and AMN.

Save 30m for winger be prepared to go for decent quality (Ziyech, Carrasco, Everton)

Try and get a Cback in early at 20m which means raise at very least 10-15m from sales (which we cannot assume will happen entirely)

Owwerrrrm
Owwerrrrm

Boooo. BOOOOOOO.