Petr Cech will leave his job as Chelsea’s technical and performance adviser this summer, as the club’s new owners continue to distance themselves from the Roman Abramovich regime.
The former goalkeeper played for 11 years at Stamford Bridge before going to Arsenal for a while. He came back to Stamford Bridge in 2019 to take on his current job.
After the group led by Todd Boehly took over, several important people left, including the former chairman Bruce Buck and the director of sports, Marina Granovskaia.
Cech said, “It’s been a huge honor to play this role at Chelsea for the past three years. Now that the Club is owned by someone else, I think it’s time for me to leave. I’m glad that the Club is now in good hands with the new owners, and I’m sure that it will continue to do well on and off the field.
“Petr is an important part of the Chelsea family,” said Boehly, chairman and co-controlling owner. We understand why he wants to leave, and we want to thank him for his work as a consultant and his dedication to the club and our community. We hope the best for him.”
All of the top leaders of the Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium have been added to Chelsea’s new board. This is a sign that the west London club’s new era is getting stronger.
Boehly said, “As caretakers of Chelsea FC, we now start putting our long-term vision and plan for the club into action, creating an amazing experience for its passionate, loyal fans and continuing to compete for top honors in the same way that Chelsea FC has always done.”
“We are determined to win, both on and off the field, and we work together to do so. This work has already begun for us.”
Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano, who are both heads of Clearlake and co-owners of Chelsea, have also been added to the Blues’ new board.
Mark Walter, a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss magnate, and Jonathan Goldstein, a British tycoon, have all been named to the Chelsea board.
James Pade, a partner at Clearlake Capital, and Barbara Charone, the most powerful person in the music industry, have also been added to the board.
“As the new Boehly-Clearlake ownership begins, we are excited to build a championship organization and make Chelsea FC a global platform,” said Eghbali and Feliciano.
“We’re excited to support Thomas Tuchel, Emma Hayes, and their teams, and we’ll do everything we can to make loyal Chelsea fans and our business partners proud.”
On June 30, Cech will leave his job.