Chelsea are close to finalizing the return of legendary stopper Petr Cech to the club as the new technical director.
The Blues have not had a technical director since the exit of Michael Emenalo from the role in 2017 and the 36-year-old is expected to take up the same responsibility.
He would serve as a bridge between the team and the board which would enable good planning for transfers. It is believed that talks had begun several months ago but the former Czech international stopped talks until the end of the season.
Cech is revered by both Arsenal and Chelsea fans which is a rare feat as both clubs are bitter rivals in London.
During his time at Chelsea Cech developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League keeping a record 24 clean sheets and conceding a record 14 goals in the 2004-2005 season.
He also holds the record for the most clean sheets in the Premier League (202) and was the first choice keeper at Chelsea for a decade.
It is understood that Cech still maintains a good relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and this could have influenced his decision to return to the club in an administrative capacity.
An official announcement is expected in a couple of days as both parties finalise tiny details remaining In the contract.