Petr Cech joins the exodus at Chelsea following Todd Boehly’s takeover


Petr Cech joins the Chelsea exodus under new owner Todd Boehly as the club’s legendary goalkeeper leaves his role as technical and performance advisor following last week’s departures of Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia

Petr Cech has left Chelsea, becoming the latest high profile figure to depart following Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital’s takeover.

The former goalkeeper – who has been their technical and performance advisor since 2019 – follows sporting director Marina Granovskaia and club chairman Bruce Buck in departing the west London side.

Cech said: ‘It has been a huge privilege to perform this role at Chelsea for the past three years. With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside. 

He won the Champions League with the club as a player

Petr Cech has left Chelsea , becoming the latest high profile figure to depart the club

The departure Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia have already been confirmed by the Blues

The departure Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia have already been confirmed by the Blues

I am pleased that the club is now in an excellent position with the new owners, and I am confident of its future success both on and off the pitch.’

Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner, said: ‘Petr is an important member of the Chelsea family. 

‘We understand his decision to step away and thank him for his contributions as an advisor and his commitment to the club and to our community. We wish him the best.’

The trio are all departing following Todd Boehly (above) and Clearlake Capital's takeover

The trio are all departing following Todd Boehly (above) and Clearlake Capital’s takeover

Cech took up his role at the club shortly after retiring in 2019 following his departure from London rivals Arsenal.

But the former Czech Republic international was best known for his achievements at Stamford Bridge, where he made 494 appearances and won five Premier League titles and the Champions League as a player.

Since retirement he has worked closely with Granovskaia on transfers, but now becomes the latest to leave in Boehly’s shake-up.

It adds further strain to the Blues’ attempts to strength their squad this summer, with Thomas Tuchel’s men yet to make a signing with just over a month to go until the new season begins. 

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