Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech will return to his former club Chelsea as a sporting director when he retires from playing after the teams meet in this month’s Europa League final, News and other British media reported on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old Cech responded to the reports by tweeting: “Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before, I’ll make (a) decision about my future after the last game. Now my sole focus is to win the EL with @Arsenal”.
Former Czech Republic international Cech, who won 124 caps, spent 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge, winning the Champions League and Europa League, four Premier League titles, four FA Cups and three League Cups before moving to Arsenal in 2015.
Arsenal faces London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan on May 29.