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Cech joins list to leave Chelsea

27 Jun 2022 | 15:43 | Football

Petr Cech became the latest member of Chelsea’s senior management team to leave the club on Monday following a change of ownership.

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Longtime chairman Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia also left Stamford Bridge last week following the takeover of US conglomerate Todd Boehly.

Cech, who won 13 major trophies with Chelsea during his goalkeeping career, became the club’s technical and performance advisor when he retired in 2019.

“It has been a great privilege to carry out this role at Chelsea over the past three years,” Cech said in a club statement.

“With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside.

“I am pleased that the club is now in a great position with new owners, and I am confident of the club’s future success both on and off the pitch.”

Boehly has been appointed Chelsea’s new Chairman and takes over as interim sporting director.

Boehly said: “Petr is an important member of the Chelsea family.

“We understand his decision to give up and thank him for his contributions as an advisor and his commitment to our club and community.”

Cech’s departure puts Boehly under more scrutiny during what is expected to be an exciting transfer window for the Blues.

Chelsea, who finished third in the Premier League last season, have been linked with moves to sign Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.

The club’s record signing, Romelu Lukaku, is tipped to rejoin Inter Milan on loan just a year after making the opposite move for £98m ($120m).