Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has confirmed that he’ll retire from professional football at the end of the 2018/19 football season.
Petr Cech has long established himself as one of the legendary shot-stoppers in the Premier League and in the game, having won 4 Premier League titles with former club Chelsea.
He also played his role perfectly in Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League triumph in 2012. The goalkeeper made this known on his official social media channels:
“This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire at the end of this season.
“Having played 15 years in the Premier League, and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve.
“I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season, then I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”
The goalie who is currently at Arsenal has been replaced by Bernd Leno as number 1 and feels this is the best time to call time on his legendary football career.
Meanwhile, Chelsea are reportedly set to offer him a job next season after his retirement. Daily Mail have claimed that the Blues have offered Petr Cech an ambassadorial role in the club’s academy.
The 36-year old has already begun acquiring his coaching badges and is eager to make his next adventure in the world of football management.