Petr Cech returns to Chelsea as technical advisor

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea has appointed former goalkeeper Petr Cech as technical and performance advisor, bringing him back the club after a four-year sojourn at Arsenal.

Chelsea says Cech will be charged with enhancing the links between the club’s senior and academy teams and boosting cooperation between its various support departments. He’ll work closely with director Marina Granovskaia.

The 37-year-old Cech won four Premier League titles and four FA Cups with Chelsea, along with the Champions League title in 2012, when he had a big hand in the final victory over Bayern Munich by saving Arjen Robben’s penalty in extra-time and two more in the shoot-out.

He moved to city rival Arsenal in 2015 after losing his first-choice status, winning the FA Cup in 2017 and finishing runner-up in the Europa League last seasons.

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Cech made 124 appearances for the Czech Republic.

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