CHELSEA legend Petr Cech has become the latest high-profile figure at Stamford Bridge to leave following the club’s £4.25billion takeover.
The 40-year-old has stepped down from his role as the Blues’ technical and performance advisor – a position he has held since 2019.
West London outfit Chelsea have announced that the former goalkeeper will officially leave his position at the end of the month.
It has already been announced that club chairman Bruce Buck will be departing after 19 years of service.
Meanwhile director Marina Granovskaia has been relieved of her duties as Todd Boehly reshuffles his board.
And now Cech has followed them out the door.
Speaking to the club’s website, he said: “It has been a huge privilege to perform this role at Chelsea for the past three years.
“With the club under new ownership, I feel now is the right time for me to step aside.
“I am pleased that the club is now in an excellent position with the new owners, and I am confident of its future success both on and off the pitch.”
Boehly, who has confirmed he will take on chairman duties as well being Chelsea’s interim sporting director, was quick to wish Cech well for the future.
He remarked: “Petr is an important member of the Chelsea family.
“We understand his decision to step away and thank him for his contributions as an advisor and his commitment to the club and to our community.
“We wish him the best.”
In addition to Cech, Buck and Granovskaia, CEO Guy Laurence and ex-head of goalkeepers Christophe Lollichon have departed Chelsea.
Attention will now turn to who Chelsea will sign this summer, with Thomas Tuchel given a £200million warchest.
It has been said that Boehly has promised Tuchel he will be allowed to make six signings.