Chelsea have officially confirmed the arrival of Petr Cech from Arsenal.
He won four Premier League titles with Chelsea, as well as the Champions League, before moving to Arsenal, where he initially excelled but has played understudy to Bernd Leno this season, as Unai Emery sought to give the German his chance at the Emirates.
Now Sky Sports are reporting that the goalkeeping legend will assume his technical role having been at Stamford Bridge to complete his return this week.
It’s claimed his first assignment will be to assist and advise the club on a new managerial appointment, with speculation that Derby boss Frank Lampard has already agreed a deal in principle to make that return back to the club.
Cech told the club’s website: “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.”
Meanwhile, Frank Lampard has been told that he may regret not accepting a summer move back.
Despite all the speculation Chelsea have made contact with Derby, the Rams remain adamant they have had no approach from Chelsea for Lampard.
But former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has urged his old team-mate to take his ‘dream job’ in west London.
“I think it’s a great move for both parties,” the Australian said on Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“From a Chelsea perspective, the fact they’re banned for two transfer windows and have lost their best player in Eden Hazard, it may not be a smooth ride for them, but having a club legend will give them some breathing space.
“And for Frank, it’s a fantastic move.
“It’s a dream job, very few people in the world will be offered this job.
“If he stays with Derby and just say, for example, he loses seven of the first ten games and things aren’t going particularly well, he’ll forever be saying to himself, ‘I should have taken that opportunity’.
“I think it’s a really good move and I really do hope it works out for him.
“I was very close to Frank during my time at Chelsea. He not only was a wonderful player, he is a wonderful man as well and I think this will be ideal for him.”