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Chelsea legend Petr Cech will not be in charge of Chelsea’s transfers or contracts in his new role at the club.
The former Chelsea goalkeeper made his return to Stamford Bridge on Friday, four years after leaving the club for Arsenal. He was unveiled as Chelsea’s technical and performance director.
According to The Times via The Sun, Cech will give his thoughts and suggestions on potential signings to Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.
Granovskaia will still be responsible for sorting out contracts for new and existing players and will now be able to turn to Cech’s wealth of experience in the professional game when bringing in new talent.
While Cech will help identify potential signings, Granovskaia will have the final say on transfers.
Speaking on his unveiling as Chelsea’s technical and performance director, Cech said: “I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to join Chelsea again and help create the best possible high-level performance environment to continue the success the club has had over the past 15 years.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge and hope I can use all of my football knowledge and experience to help the team achieve even more success in the future.
“This is something that’s very exciting for me because I love football from every angle and with my experience and my ideas I think I can still push the work environment a bit further and if you want to create the high-level performance environment you need to make sure that everyone is working from the same page and then everything works towards the same goal.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge and hope I can use all of my football knowledge and experience to help the team achieve even more success in the future.”