- Petr Cech has officially announced his change in sport to ice hockey as he joins Guilford Phoenix
- The former Arsenal and Chelsea shot-stopper was signed as a third goaltender who will be manning the post
- Cech is in line to make his debut for his new club at the weekend against Swindon Wildcats 2
Petr Cech has joined National Ice Hockey League team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender after hanging his gloves as a goalkeeper last summer.
The former Czech Republic international who changed his career from football to ice hockey signed as Guildford's third goalkeeper.
And the former Arsenal and Chelsea star is in line to make his debut for his new club on Sunday, October 13.
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Cech said: "I hope I can help this young team achieve their goals."
"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."
Guildford's head coach, Andy Hemmings is also excited with the arrival of the former Rennes shot-stopper.
"The signing of Petr is massive for the Phoenix, he is a great guy who trains hard and I cannot wait to see him make his debut."
And the 37-year-old has gone on his Twitter handle to correct the impression about what people think after making his change of sport announcement.
"Some people seem to think I've changed my job. No I didn't
"Luckily my job at Chelsea doesn't stop me in my spare time from playing the game I loved as a kid and which I've been playing for years. While being a professional footballer I couldn't play the game for obvious reasons. Now I can."
Guildford Phoenix will face Swindon Wildcats 2 in their next National Ice Hockey League fixture on Sunday and Cech is expected to be handed his debut as a goaltender.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has made it clear that he will quit Manchester City if he does not meet the set target.
According to The Sun, the Spanish boss discussed his relationship with the Etihad chief Khaldoon Al Mubarak, in his new book 'Pep's City: The Making of a Superteam'.
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