CHELSEA legend Petr Cech is the latest high-profile figure at Stamford Bridge to depart after the club’s £4.25billion takeover.
The 40-year-old has stepped down from his role as the Blues’ technical and performance advisor – a position he has held since 2019.
West London’s Chelsea have announced the former goalkeeper will officially leave his position at the end of the month.
It has already been announced that the club’s chairman, Bruce Buck, will be stepping down after 19 years of service.
Meanwhile, Director Marina Granovskaia has been relieved of her duties as Todd Boehly reshuffles his board.
And now Cech has followed them out the door.
Speaking to the club’s website, he said: “It’s been a huge privilege to play that role at Chelsea for the last three years.
“With the club under new ownership, I think now is the right time for me to step down.
“I am pleased that the club is now in an excellent position with the new owners and I am confident about the future on and off the pitch.”
Boehly, who has confirmed he will take on the duties of Chelsea chairman and interim sporting director, was quick to wish Cech well in the future.
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He remarked: “Petr is an important member of the Chelsea family.
“We understand his decision to step down and thank him for his contributions as an adviser and commitment to the club and our community.
“We wish him the best.”
In addition to Cech, Buck and Granovskaia, CEO Guy Laurence and ex-goalkeeping boss Christophe Lollichon have left Chelsea.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5645919/chelsea-petr-cech-steps-down-exodus-takeover/ Chelsea’s mass exodus continues as Petr Cech steps down as technical and performance adviser after being taken over by Todd Boehly