Petr Cech has signed for a United Kingdom ice hockey team until the end of the season.
Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech had a glittering footballing career by winning several individual and collective accolades. After a stellar 20-year career during when he gathered countless memories, the Czech International has decided to switch sports; from football to ice hockey.
The 37-year-old will be featuring for a semi-pro club named Guildford Phoenix, team based out of Surrey. The shot-stopper mentioned that he has always had the liking to this game and even played during his childhood.
Cech said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to play with the Pheonix to get the match experience,”
“I hope I can help this young team to achieve their goals for the season and try to win as many games as possible when I have the chance to play.
“After 20 years of professional football this is going to be a wonderful experience for me to play the game I loved to watch and play as a kid.”
**PETR CECH SIGNS WITH THE PHOENIX**
The ex professional footballer will begin his ice hockey career this Sunday when he makes his debut for the Phoenix!
— Guildford Phoenix (@gford_phoenix) October 9, 2019
Head coach Andy Hemmings said: “The signing of Petr is massive for the Pheonix.
“He is a great guy who trains hard and I cannot wait to see him make his debut.”
Following this news, rumours broke out that he quit Chelsea as technical and performance advisor, but he took to Instagram to clarify about the same. He divulged that ice hockey is only part-time and he will solely remain focussed on the primary job at Stamford Bridge.
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) October 9, 2019
The Blues have made a promising start to the season under Frank Lampard, who will be desperate to finish in a Champions League place.