Breaking news: Petr Cech to quit Chelsea

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Chelsea legend Petr Cech is set to quit his role with the club this month.

The Blues legend has stepped down from his role as Technical and Performance Director at Chelsea, as there continues to be a mass exodus of Chelsea board members following Todd Boehly’s takeover of the club.

Petr Cech is seen as the club’s greatest goalkeeper in the Premier League era, and he spent 11 years at the club during his playing career before a short spell at Arsenal.

Upon his retirement, Cech returned to Chelsea, where he assumed the role of technical and performance director.

Cech’s departure follows the exits of Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck, who have both left their roles since Boehly completed his takeover of the club from Roman Abramovich.

Cech’s exit comes as a surprise knowing that he claimed he was working hard to ensure Chelsea have a good summer transfer window.

Cech said earlier this month: “I live on the phone! It will be a busy summer. We will plan, prepare and try to be as strong as we can next season.

“I think everybody knows where we are in terms of the team. Of course we will try to strengthen the team.

“We want to do the best possible and be ready to compete next season. It’s going to be a tough season with a World Cup in-between so we need to be ready for that.”

Reflecting on the 2021-22 campaign, Cech added: “We won two major trophies and we lost two finals on penalties which was unfortunate.

“It’s true that we dropped points around November and December last season when we struggled with Covid, this is where the difference was made in my opinion.

“We hope we can avoid that and remain consistent and challenge everyone next season.”