Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has worn protective headgear for the past 13 years following a head injury sustained in a clash with Reading's Stephen Hunt during his time at Chelsea. - Getty Images Michael Ballack has backed "big leader" Petr Cech to take up a coaching position after he retires at the end of the season. The 36-year-old Arsenal goalkeeper announced last week he will bring an end to his playing career when this campaign concludes.
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The Arsenal goalkeeper is set to hang up his gloves at the end of the 2018-19 season after 20 years as a professional Petr Cech would excel in a coaching position if he decides to stay in football after retiring, claims former Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack. The 36-year-old Arsenal goalkeeper announced last week he will bring an end to his playing career when this campaign concludes.