“The decision to leave was mine” – Chelsea legend speaks on his departure

Chelsea legend Petr Cech has revealed it was his decision to leave the club and has spoken about the relationship he had with Todd Boehly during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Boehly has come in for a lot of criticism from Chelsea supporters and was subject to unsavoury chants from the away fans during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Brentford.

The American has actually taken a back seat from the day to day running of the club and was at the Bahrain Grand Prix last weekend whilst Behdad Egbahli was in attendance at the Gtech Community Stadium.

Cech was a popular figure with the fans as a player but decided to leave his role on the club’s board shortly after the new owners took over.

Many fans felt his departure was due to a falling out with Boehly and Eghbali but Cech has now spoken and clarified that wasn’t the case.

Speaking on the Obi One Podcast he said: “I have to say the decision to leave was mine. I know people think the new ownership came and I didn’t like and I left. I have to say I had very good conversations with Todd and Behdad because they are both working on it.”

“It’s not only Todd. I had conversations with them. It’s not they came and I left. The transition came from three months before the end of the season so there was a preparation for next season.”

“When I do things I do things 100 per cent and at 100 miles per hour. But we had new owners who came with a lot of ideas and they had their vision, which is what they prepared.”

“I almost felt like, you know when you come to a new club, you should do it with people that you have 100 per cent the same vision and the same thing and you go forward. And that is the thing I was thinking. I was thinking it would be best for everybody if the club starts from zero. I felt it was the best way.”

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