Chelsea legend Petr Cech has returned to the club to take up the position of Technical and Performance Advisor according to reports by The Blues’ official website.
The 37-year-old former Czech Republic international goalkeeper made his final career appearance against Chelsea last month when playing for London rivals Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League final in Baku, Cech conceded four goals as The Blues won 4-1.
The four-time English Premier League winner returns to the game less than four weeks after hanging up his boots by working behind the scenes at Chelsea.
It is understood that Cech’s new role will involve him building a close relationship between the club’s men’s and academy sides while he will regularly be on-hand to provide analysis on individual player performance.
As a player at Stamford Bridge, Cech won no less than 15 trophies which included the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, four league titles, four FA Cups and three League Cups. The keeper won Chelsea’s Player of the Year award in 2010/2011, a campaign which surprisingly saw the club end the season without a trophy.
Cech joined The Blues from French club Rennes in 2004 and he went on to represent The Blues on 494 occasions in an 11-year stint in South West London.