Cech plays down talk of Chelsea return
Cech, who turned 37 on Monday, confirmed he will retire following the showpiece game between the Gunners and the Blues in Azerbaijan next week. A report on Tuesday evening suggested Cech - who joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2002 and went on to win a string of trophies, including four Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League - was set to take up an off-field role at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have yet to comment on reports that Cech could indeed return to Stamford Bridge, and that has only added fuel to the fire as far as the rumours are concerned. Later, Cech took to social media to stress no decision on his future had yet been made. He said in a post on Twitter: 'Despite the news today as I had already said to everybody before , I'll make decision about my future after the last game . Now my sole focus is to win the EL with @Arsenal ' Michael Emenalo left his role as Chelsea's technical director during November 2017 to join Monaco, and Cech could be the man to finally step in.