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Petr Cech Set For Todd Boehly Talks Over Chelsea Future

Matthew Debono

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Petr Cech Set For Todd Boehly Talks Over Chelsea Future

Petr Cech is considering his future at Chelsea as Technical and Performance Advisor following Todd Boehly’s restructuring of the club, according to reports.

The Club’s new board was confirmed on Wednesday with Boehly taking over as Chairman from Bruce Buck, while he would also become the new interim sporting director until a full-time replacement was named.

This came as a result of the announcement of director Marina Granovskaia’s departure from Chelsea. 

“We thank Marina for her many years of excellent service to the Club and wish her all the best in her future ventures,” said Boehly in a statement

Granovskaia worked closely with Cech during the Roman Abramovich era and it saw head coach Thomas Tuchel express his hope that the pair would remain following the £4.25 billion takeover.

“This will not be my choice. This is a part of it (the uncertainty around the club),” admitted the Blues boss back in March.

“I can only tell you that until now it was an excellent relationship that worked so, so well for me and hopefully also for the two others - to take these decisions and to have the updates in a small circle of communications and responsibility. 

“Hopefully it will stay like this but I have no influence over it and information if it will.”

Petr Cech, Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck during a Chelsea press conference. (Alamy)
Petr Cech, Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Buck during a Chelsea press conference. (Alamy)

Tuchel’s wish of Granovskaia staying hasn’t been granted, as expected, while Cech is now contemplating his position at Stamford Bridge. 

According to Goal, Cech is yet to make a decision on his future and it will hinge on further talks with Boehly.

Granovskaia will act in an advisory capacity until the end of the transfer window to allow for the transition, but Cech’s time at the club is unclear. 

helsea Technical And Performance Advisor Petr Cech prior to the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. (Alamy)
helsea Technical And Performance Advisor Petr Cech prior to the Emirates FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. (Alamy)

With a sporting director set to be appointed in the near future, Cech’s role in the long-term will need to be decided should he opt to stay under Boehly-Clearlake’s ownership.

“As custodians of Chelsea FC, we now begin executing our long-term vision and plan for the Club, creating an outstanding experience for its passionate, loyal fans, and continuing to challenge for top honours in line with Chelsea FC’s decorated history,” Boehly said.

“Working together, side-by-side, we are firmly committed to winning, both on and off the pitch. For us, that effort has begun.”

The big decisions off the pitch have nearly all been made, but some remain and that includes Cech’s. 

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Petr Cech, Todd Boehly, Chelsea, Football

Matthew Debono
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