Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech has said that the entire Chelsea squad would not think twice about welcoming former manager José Mourinho to the club. The current Real Madrid boss has been linked with a return to Chelsea last few months now. After the Champions league semi-final exit for the Spanish club, it is really becoming apparent that Mourinho may return to his former stomping ground where he won two league titles and several other trophies. Cech was brought to the club by Mourinho back in 2004. He has managed to establish himself as one of the best in the world.
The 30-year-old is at the peak of his powers right now. He has lavished the praise for Mourinho by saying that he is one of the best managers in the world and he has said that the haul of trophies by the Portuguese in the last decade is the testament to this fact. Cech has said that he really enjoyed working under Mourinho, but he has since played under eight different managers. There have been several calls for stability at the club, and Cech has also been quick to reiterate this fact.
Rafa Benitez will leave the club at the end of the season after just a couple of months in charge.
“He is one of the best coaches in the world. He is a great manager and if he comes back the fans will be very happy. It would be a pleasure to work with him, both for the players who know him already and those who don’t know him yet. The relief would be if the manager stays five years. We keep getting trophies and we keep changing managers. There are clubs who keep the same manager and haven’t won for a long time. So which way is better is hard to tell,” said Cech.
Chelsea have been dealt a major blow with the news that the Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech will be missing for the next three weeks after fracturing his finger in recent 3-2 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United. Petr Cech is recognised as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He was instrumental in helping the club win the Champions league last season. The manager of the Czech Republic national team, Bilek will also have to do without the player for the friendly match against Turkey. Czech Republic won their last friendly match against Slovakia 3-0, which gives them the ability to be without Petr Cech due to the low pressure on the players.
Cech returned to first-team action only recently after missing a few weeks due to an injury. The goalkeeper has revealed that he had suffered a small fracture in his little finger after his hand came in contact with a Newcastle player’s head while trying to play the ball. Chelsea will be taking on Wigan after the midweek round of international fixtures, while the Europa league action will be resuming next week. The Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez is under a lot of pressure after this latest defeat, which has left the team just one point clear of Tottenham.
“I punched the ball and the head of one of Newcastle players at the same time. I thought it was nothing but went for an x-ray just in case. However, it showed there was a fracture. [Involvement in the first leg in Prague] will depend on whether we find a solution where it would not threaten my health and, at the same time, I would be able to perform adequately,” said Petr Cech after the Newcastle match. Czech Republic will have World Cup qualifying matches against Denmark and Armenia in March.