Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has taken up a new challenge and penned a one-year contract with an ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix as a goaltender.

The 37-year-old who returned to Chelsea as technical and performance advisor after retiring from playing football will only play when his schedule allows.

The Czech-born former keeper posted on Twitter on Wednesday night explaining his career switch saying:

“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 plays in the second tier of British ice hockey and has signed for the team as a third-choice keeper.