Claude Makelele is returning to Chelsea in an academy role.
He will return to Chelsea as the club’s new Young Player Technical Mentor.
Makelele becomes the latest former player to be appointed back at Stamford Bridge as part of the coaching structure of the club.
Frank Lampard’s appointment as manager, with Jody Morris working alongside him, was just part of a move to get Blues legends in positions of power.
Ex-goalkeeper Petr Cech has recently started work as Chelsea’s new technical director, while Joe Cole is in a coaching role with the academy side.
And now Makelele, reports Goal, is coming in to assume a special role working to bridge the gap between academy and first team for the scores of talented players coming through the system.