Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to the club this summer as the club’s new sporting director, Sky Sports News reported.
The 37-year-old will retire from playing at the end of this season and is set to rejoin the club where he spent 11 years as a player before moving to Arsenal in 2015.
It is not yet known what responsibilities Cech will have at Stamford Bridge as he will be the club’s first appointment in this role, with Chelsea having previously only had a technical director.
That position has been empty since Michael Emenalo’s resignation in 2017 and it is expected that the Premier League clean sheet record holder will take on a number of the duties that were completed by Emenalo once he begins his new position.
Sky Sports announced the news on their website but there has been no official confirmation from Chelsea, Cech’s current employers Arsenal or the man himself regarding the rumours about his future.