Petr Cech takes step closer to Chelsea return as club ‘prepare summer shake-up’ after keeper retires at Arsenal

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PETR CECH is being lined up for a Chelsea return in a backroom shake-up after the Arsenal keeper retires as a player this summer.

The Blues believe the popular 36-year-old can help build bonds with fans as manager Maurizio Sarri tries to close the huge gap on the Premier League‘s top two, Liverpool and Manchester City.

Arsenal keeper Petr Cech is bowing out as a player in the summer - - and is already being linked with a return to Chelsea on their technical staff
Arsenal keeper Petr Cech is bowing out as a player in the summer – – and is already being linked with a return to Chelsea as part of their technical staff
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The Telegraph say Cech could be part of a new-look advisory team at Stamford Bridge, where former technical director Michael Emenalo has yet to be replaced since resigning in November 2017.

Cech could be given a new role covering parts of Nigerian Emenalo’s brief.

And if the Czech legend does go back it seems sure to be a hit with fans.

He was with Chelsea for 11 glorious years after joining from Rennes in 2004.

In all, Cech won the Premier League and FA Cup four times apiece before moving to the Emirates in 2015.

So a huge amount of goodwill would be involved, should Cech return.


But it could just be a small part of an off-field reshuffle at the Bridge.

The biggest change of all might see Sarri departing – if he fails to secure a top-four spot.

The fourth-placed Blues visit Manchester United on Sunday only one point above Arsenal and two ahead of out-of-form United.

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