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While others at the Bridge are mourning Big Phil's departure, the Blues' No. 1 is quietly relieved.

According to The Sun, Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is glad that his feud with manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has come to an end with the Brazilian's sacking.

It has come to light that the Czech Republic shot-stopper was involved in a long-running spat with Scolari regarding his training regime and staff appointments.

The former Portugal boss brought in Carlos Pracidelli and wanted him to take over from Christophe Lollichon - with whom Cech worked at Stade Rennes - as goalkeeping coach.

The World Cup-winning trainer also upset the 26-year-old's preparation by tinkering with his practice schedule and banning him from studying video footage of his opponents.

“Petr did have problems with Scolari but they were only because the manager was messing around with his training program,” an unnamed friend allegedly said.

“Petr prides himself on his professionalism and hates being ill prepared. To not be able to watch videos or prepare as he was accustomed to clearly affected his performances this season.”

Mike Maguire, Goal.com

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