Chelsea fans react on Twitter as Petr Cech steps down as Technical and Performance Advisor
The mass exodus continues at Chelsea and this time, it’s a more familiar and beloved face amongst the Blues faithful. Petr Cech will be stepping down as Technical and Performance Advisor effective June 30, a statement on the official club website confirmed.
Cech, widely regarded as Chelsea’s greatest-ever goalkeeper, was appointed to his current role three years back by former director Marina Granovskaia to provide counsel on matters relating to football and performance.
Granovskaia joined outgoing Chairman Bruce Buck as part of Chelsea’s massive backroom reshuffle and since then, Cech’s future was up in the air too. He was expected to have showdown talks with the new co-owner, Chairman and interim Sporting Director Todd Boehly and the outcome of those discussions is now upon us.
Cech leaves Chelsea a legend both on and off the pitch. Since joining from Stade Rennais in the summer of 2004 as a part of Jose Mourinho’s revolution, Cech went on to play 493 times for the Blues whilst establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
Since donning a suit, Cech has been at the centre of Chelsea’s recruitment and performance analysis and famously bore the brunt of fan protests outside Stamford Bridge during the European Super League (ESL) debacle. Sharing his thoughts on stepping away, 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.”
What’s Twitter saying?
The reaction has been one-sided, with many fans expressing their displeasure and concern over such wholesale changes to the backroom structure.
More Chelsea News
- Transfer News: Chelsea move attention to Matthijs de Ligt after Jules Kounde snub
- Transfer News: Neymar could potentially leave PSG this summer
- Chelsea preparing fresh bid for Manchester City star Raheem Sterling
Report: Chelsea to offer seven-year contracts to three important first-team stars
Chelsea to offer seven-year contracts to Reece James, Armando Broja and Mason Mount According to the Daily Mail (h/t Metro),...
PL rivals make their move to land out-of-favour Chelsea attacker
Wolverhampton Wanderers have made an offer to sign Chelsea star Michy Batshuayi According to 90min (h/t Birmingham Mail), Wolverhampton Wanderers...
London club pull out of the race to sign UEFA Euros-winning Chelsea star
West Ham pull out of the race to sign Chelsea star Emerson Palmieri According to the Guardian, West Ham United...
Tottenham set to beat Chelsea to the signing of teenage defender
Tottenham to beat Chelsea and Manchester United to sign Ashley Phillips According to the Daily Mail (h/t Mirror), Tottenham Hotspur...
Report: Chelsea to investigate alleged racist abuse of rival attacker
Chelsea to investigate alleged racist abuse of Tottenham Hotspur attacker Son Heung-min According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea are investigate...
Chelsea showing interest in multiple UCL-winning La Liga star
Transfer News: Chelsea are interested in signing Casemiro this summer Chelsea are not done yet in the market for this...