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Report: Petr Cech To Return To Stamford Bridge In Director Role

Report: Petr Cech To Return To Stamford Bridge In Director Role

Petr Cech won't hang around for long once he puts his gloves away this summer, as the Arsenal goalkeeper looks set to return to the place he first made a name for himself in England.

The 37-year-old will return to Stamford Bridge during the summer, according to Sky Sports, where he will become a sporting director at Chelsea.

The Czech footballer announced earlier this year that he is in his last year of playing as a professional footballer. The Europa League final in Baku next week will provide him with his last opportunity to take to the field with Arsenal and, as it happens, he will be coming face-to-face with the club he is set to join soon afterwards.

Cech arrived at Chelsea as one of the first major signings in an era that delivered unprecedented success.

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He then moved on to Arsenal in 2015, after over a decade at the club, once Thibaut Courtois began to assert his dominance as the Chelsea's first-choice shot-stopper.

It is not yet known what Cech's new role will entail and whether it will involve many of the same roles Michael Emenalo had before he resigned in 2017. Emenalo is the former techical director who was never replaced.

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