Chelsea boss José Mourinho says that he is not the ultimate authority when it comes to designing the next destination for goalkeeper Petr Cech.
The Czech Republic shot stopper has been heavily linked with a move away from the Premier League champions. After having recently collected his fourth Premier League medal,Cech is keen on a move since he is no longer a regular first choice goalkeeper at the club. Mourinho took the decision to make Thibaut Courtois his number-one considering the young age of the Belgian international. Cech is believed to be on the verge of accepting an offer from clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, and Paris St Germain.
Mourinho is understood to be keen on not allowing Cech to join a direct rival in the Premier League. It was the Portuguese himself who appeared to have no regrets about the prospect of selling one of the top players to a direct rival. His comments were made during the sale of Juan Mata to Manchester United. Cech recently turned 33 years of age, but he still has the ability to contribute at the top level for at least five more years. Mourinho has said that the best scenario would be to keep Cech, but admitted that it was almost a nonstarter.
“My perfect scenario is that he stays with us. He belongs with this club, and this club belongs to his history and his life.He’s a fantastic goalkeeper, a fantastic squad man in the dressing room. I tried to prove the respect I have for him by playing him in the FA Cup and Capital One Cup final.I played him in the Champions League. I gave him matches in the Premier League.I tried to make him feel important, as he is, but I can imagine at 32 or 33, he still feels young and has the passion and desire to play every game,” said Mourinho.