“What I didn’t like was the time demand” – Petr Cech on his Chelsea role

Petr Cech has revealed that he didn’t like how time consuming his job was at Chelsea.

The club legend was appointed as technical and performance advisor back in 2019 and left the role shortly after the takeover by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

The 41 year old was involved in some loan moves during his time as performance and technical advisor and recently revealed during his appearance on Sky Sports Monday Night Football that he told Conor Gallagher he had to go on loan to Crystal Palace in 2021.

Despite initially being upset because he wanted to stay at Chelsea the 24 year old had a really good loan under Patrick Viera and has since established himself as a key player under Mauricio Pochettino.

Speaking on the Obi One Podcast with former team mate John Obi Mikel he revealed what he didn’t like about the role:

“What I didn’t like was the time demand, you are 24/7, constantly on your phone.”

“You leave your emails without any break and some days you work in the training ground and think okay quiet day and then everything goes crazy at 11pm.”

Cech played a pivotal role in the club winning their first Champions League against Bayern Munich in 2012 saving Arjen Robben’s extra time penalty before performing more heroics in the penalty shootout.

He arrived at the club for just £7m in the summer of 2004 from French side Rennes and went on to make 494 appearances for the Blues and kept 228 clean sheets during his time at the club.



1 Comment

  1. Lol! Cech is describing the work experience of millions of us who’ve ever worked in a management role! It’s non-stop calls, meetings, and putting out fires! Funny that he seems to have found this a lot less appealing than the pressures of a Premier League keeper, hahaha!

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