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If you look at Chelsea from an eagle’s eye, you’ll observe that the Blues will soon be flying on eagles back.
Chelsea have built an academy that’s buzzing; quality young players are coming through the academy and a good structure is in place to bring them into the first team. Chelsea have a manager that can try to balance youth and experience, something that has been lacking for years, and a lot of old players are back at the club helping in one capacity or the other.
Petr Cech who is one of the old boys who have returned to help the club, has already taken up a role as technical and performance advisor at Chelsea since retiring from football.
However, the Chelsea legend has gotten a new ice hockey job and will play as goalie (netminder) for Guildford Phoenix.
Cech grew up in the Czech Republic where ice hockey is extremely popular, and the 37-year-old even contemplated the sport before going pro as a footballer, and he is excited at the opportunity to live out his dream in ice hockey.
But where will that leave him as a Chelsea chief?
Chelsea have already confirmed via the club’s official website that Cech will only play when his schedule allows him.
“[Cech] will play as goalie for Guildford Phoenix, which is located close to where he lives,” Chelsea explained on the club’s website.
“When his Chelsea Football Club schedule allows, he is ready to help them in their league games.”
Guildford’s head coach Milos Melicherik admitted he was excited to have Cech join their club. He said: “We are very excited to have Petr join the Phoenix team and we are looking forward to seeing him in action this weekend.
“He has improved a lot since I first saw him on the ice and I am excited to see him play.”