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Cech to leave chelsea role

Chelsea Football Club today announces that Petr Cech, Technical and Performance Advisor, will leave his role on 30 June, club website confirms.

Cech is the latest to leave the club following the Todd Boehly-Clearlake takeover after the departures of chairman Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia.

Since his appointment three years ago, Cech has provided advice and guidance on all football and performance matters throughout the Club, while strengthening the links between our men’s and Academy teams.

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.’

Boehly also thanked Cech, who made 493 appearances as a Chelsea player and won four Premier Leagues, one Champions League, one Europa League, four FA Cups, three League Cups and two English Super Cups.

Todd 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.’

Boehly was named chairman and interim sporting director following the departures of Buck and Granovskaia last week.

Granovskaia’s departure has left a void that Chelsea are trying to fill. Boehly is on the hunt for a new sporting director and the chosen one could be Maxwell Scherrer Cabelino Andrade.

The former Ajax, Inter, PSG and Barcelona player, according to Fabrizio Romano, is on Todd Boehly’s list of three to four candidates to come in.

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