Petr Cech, a former goalkeeper for Chelsea, will quit his position as technical and performance advisor at the end of June, the Premier League club said on Monday. Cech is the newest employee to leave Stamford Bridge since Todd Boehly’s takeover.
Cech served 11 years with Chelsea between 2004 and 2015, winning 13 major trophies, including four Premier League championships and the Champions League. He was named to the position in 2019 after his retirement.
Cech leaves after Marina Granovskaia, the director, who will go at the conclusion of the transfer window. After June 30, Chairman Bruce Buck will become a senior advisor.
“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,” Cech said in a statement.
A group led by Boehly and Clearlake Capital acquired Chelsea in May after former owner Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Russia calls a ‘special operation’.
“Petr is an important member of the Chelsea family,” Boehly said. “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.”