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Petr Cech Appointed Technical and Performance Advisor

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Rob B   
2 hours ago, Droy was my hero said:

Sure it was a joke here too - but yes, I do have a tendency to describe rather ridiculous assertions from people sitting in Qatar about events in Cobham as ridiculous.  


 

Matt Law reported it on 26th April - it kind of makes sense as the lack of DoF this season was a head-scratcher but perhaps he was always the man and they’re waiting for him to retire.

I think there’s legs in this one, and I also think Sarri could be departing so I would also put that down as more than just ‘rumours’

The story I’m not sure about is the Lampard one. I would think that a Allegri, Blanc, Tuchel type manager would be far more likely 

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24 minutes ago, Rob B said:

Matt Law reported it on 26th April - it kind of makes sense as the lack of DoF this season was a head-scratcher but perhaps he was always the man and they’re waiting for him to retire.

Matt Law reported that Chelsea would find a role - I thought that was pretty much understood.
What he did not say was that the role would be "Sporting Director".  Usually that title is pretty senior, Manager level or above.
 

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Chelsea are preparing a role for Petr Cech as part of a summer shake-up aimed at taking the goalkeeper back to Stamford Bridge and winning round fans who have grown disillusioned with falling so far behind Manchester City and Liverpool.

Cech has announced he will retire from playing at the end of the current season and will assess all of his offers and options once his Arsenal contract expires in a few weeks.

But Chelsea believe they can tempt him back to the club where he spent 11 hugely successful years as a player with a job within what could be a new technical set-up.

The Blues are yet to replace ex-technical director Michael Emenalo, since his resignation in November 2017, and Cech could be asked to take on elements of the job he left behind as part of a newly-created role.

There could also be more key appointments, as well as departures, with head coach Maurizio Sarri still under pressure and a review of the coaching and scouting set up underway.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/04/26/chelsea-preparing-offer-petr-Cech-role-end-season/

 

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PETR CECH APPOINTED TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE ADVISOR

 

Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as Technical and Performance Advisor. The focus of the job will be to provide advice on all football and performance matters throughout the club as well as embed and facilitate strong links between our men’s and academy teams, ensuring that the various support departments are working together effectively.

Petr will be based at Cobham and will work closely with Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia (pictured above). His role will also align him with the men’s first team coaching and backroom staff, travelling with the team home and away with an emphasis on strategy and performance.

Cech said: ‘I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to join Chelsea FC again and help create the best possible high level performance environment to continue the success the club has had over the past 15 years . I’m looking forward to the new challenge and hope I can use all of my football knowledge and experience to help the team achieve even more success in the future.’

Marina Granovskaia said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Petr back home to Chelsea. During his playing career here he was one of the most dedicated, successful and thoughtful professionals we have ever had. We always hoped that when Petr was ready to retire we would see him back at Chelsea FC and we are thrilled to add his expertise and knowledge of the game to the technical staff.’

In his glittering Stamford Bridge playing career Cech won every major club honour possible. He surpassed Peter Bonetti’s Chelsea clean-sheet record and became our highest overseas appearance maker.

In his first season, 2004/05, Cech registered a record 24 Premier League clean sheets as we romped to the title conceding just 15 goals along the way. He was equally impressive the following year as we maintained our status as the country’s best team with the meanest defence.

He overcame a fractured skull during the 2006/07 season to keep a clean sheet in the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley as we defeated Manchester United 1-0. He tasted further success in that competition in 2009, 2010 - when he saved a penalty in the final - and 2012, when a remarkable stop to deny Liverpool’s Andy Carroll preserved our advantage.

The Czech’s finest hour in a Chelsea shirt was undoubtedly the Champions League final in Munich. Having saved an Arjen Robben penalty during extra-time, Cech got his hand to two more during the shoot-out, paving the way for Didier Drogba’s deciding kicCech | Through The Years

He won further continental silverware in 2013 in the shape of the Europa League, and although he was less involved in his final season, 2014/15, he won the Premier League title for a fourth time and kept a clean sheet in the League Cup victory over Tottenham at Wembley.

Having made 494 appearances for Chelsea and won 13 major honours, Cech left for Arsenal. The last appearance of his venerable career was the Europa League final last month, when he performed excellently in defeat.

Welcome back Big Pete!
 

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Leo91   

Interesting stuff. Just struck me that it's probably important to have people like Lampard and Cech around who know what its like having someone such as Roman in charge of the club. How to deal with pressure of winning football matches.

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JaneB   

So according to TOCWS Petr Cech has a second job as an ice hockey goalie for Guildford Phoenix.  

Safe to say then that being Technical and Performance Advisor isn't going to take up much of his time, in which case why was the job ever invented?

I have absolutely no idea what his role is anyway.  I love Petr but he should have come back as GK Coach or nothing at all.

 

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52 minutes ago, JaneB said:

So according to TOCWS Petr Cech has a second job as an ice hockey goalie for Guildford Phoenix.  

Safe to say then that being Technical and Performance Advisor isn't going to take up much of his time, in which case why was the job ever invented?

I have absolutely no idea what his role is anyway.  I love Petr but he should have come back as GK Coach or nothing at all.

Pretty sure this is just a fun amateur thing to do.  I think he was a Hockey keeper before he was a football keeper as a kid but had to give it up.
IMO he should be GK2 - he is younger than Caballero or Green last year.

Hope he wears a helmet!

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Yep this is an amateur thing-it’s almost the equivalent of playing Sunday league football. The team he has signed for plays in the fourth tier of British Ice Hockey which is a pay to play league. Everyone who plays in this league has a full time job outside of hockey. It’s a nice story for the press though.

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paulw66   
10 hours ago, JaneB said:

I love Petr but he should have come back as GK Coach or nothing at all.

 

Why? 

He obviously has the ear of RA, and is an intelligent guy. Perfectly suited to the role he has IMO 

 

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11 hours ago, JaneB said:

So according to TOCWS Petr Cech has a second job as an ice hockey goalie for Guildford Phoenix.  

It is a step up from Arsenal tbf

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