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Edouard Mendy Sends Petr Cech Heartfelt Message After Chelsea Departure

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Edouard Mendy Sends Petr Cech Heartfelt Message After Chelsea Departure

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has taken to social media to deliver a heartfelt farewell to Petr Cech.

The Blues legend has departed his role as technical and performance advisor at Stamford Bridge following the Blues’ takeover.

Todd Boehly, co-owner, is currently acting as interim sporting director as both Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck have also departed. 

Speaking on his departure, Cech said in a statement: "It has been a huge privilege to perform this role at Chelsea for the past three years.

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"With the Club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside.

"I am pleased that the Club is now in an excellent position with the new owners, and I am confident of its future success both on and off the pitch."

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Boehly added his thanks, stating: "Petr is an important member of the Chelsea family.

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"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."

The Blues are said to want a new sporting director in place by the end of the year, with Michael Edwards, Paul Mitchell and Maxwell all names that have been linked with the job.

It looks like Boehly will see out the transfer window in his role as interim, with Thomas Tuchel providing assistance as they look to rebuild the Chelsea squad.

Edouard Mendy of Chelsea during the lap of honour after the Premier League season concludes. (Alamy)
Edouard Mendy of Chelsea during the lap of honour after the Premier League season concludes. (Alamy)
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Cech played a huge part in incomings, especially in the goalkeeping department.

The former Blue was a key figure in identifying and convincing Mendy to come to Stamford Bridge back in 2020.

Chelsea were in desperate need of a goalkeeper as Kepa Arrizabalaga’s form had dropped, with Cristophe Lollichon previously scouting Cech.

The French coach brought up his name to Chelsea’s technical and performance advisor once more, before the Blues made a move.

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Taking to Twitter to wish Cech farewell, Mendy said: “I want to thank you for all the moments, all the trainings and all the learnings we have shared together. 

“Thank you for your trust. I wish you a brilliant future in your upcoming challenges.”

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The Senegal international will be hoping that he can follow in Cech’s footsteps on the pitch and establish himself as one of the greatest goalkeepers to play for Chelsea.

He has already lifted the Champions League, a trophy which Cech won just once in his career, and Mendy will be determined to add even more silverware next season.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Petr Cech, Edouard Mendy, Football, Premier League

Nick Emms
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