Chelsea are planning to offer Petr Cech a role behind the scenes this summer, once the goalkeeper retires at the end of his final campaign with Arsenal.
The Telegraph report that Chelsea are planning a shake-up of their backroom staff to win over disillusioned fans after another disappointing campaign. With Petr Cech retiring at the end of the season, the Blues believe they can tempt him back to Stamford Bridge with a role in their new technical setup.
Chelsea still haven’t replaced their previous technical director Michael Emenalo, so Cech’s new job could involve elements of Emenalo’s old one.
Arsenal are expected to make a bid for Cech’s services as well though. Reports last month suggested the Gunners had already offered the goalkeeper a coaching role ahead of the summer.
The 36-year-old has already begun his coaching badges, so the implication is that he would be interested in remaining in that side of the game, rather than stepping behind the scenes. However, he hasn’t made a decision either way just yet, and he may feel more compelled to return to the club where he spent 11 years. We’ll see.