Report reveals secret reason why Cech decided to leave Chelsea

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Chelsea legend Petr Cech confirmed on Monday that he’d quit his role with the club this month.

The Blues legend decided to step 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.

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.

Reports now claim that Chelsea legend Petr Cech disagreed with co-owner Todd Boehly about the future of Romelu Lukaku.

Romelu Lukaku is set to complete a loan move to Inter Milan, having signed from the Italian club for a club record fee just a year ago.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper felt he had limited influence at the club after Boehly took over from Roman Abramovich as owner.

According to The Telegraph, Cech also felt the club should have persevered with Lukaku for another season, having invested so much money in the Belgian forward.

Boehly is said to be going in another direction and wants to make his mark on the team with big money signings this summer, while also being cost effective.

In a brief statement released on Monday, Cech explained his decision to move on.

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.

“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.”