Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele has joined the club in a coaching capacity to work with the academy players, the Premier League side said on Friday.
Makelele, who won two league titles and one FA Cup in five seasons with Chelsea, moved into coaching after his 19-year career came to an end in 2011.
"I am very happy to come back home. This club gave me a lot and now I want to give back and help the young Chelsea players dreaming of a career in football," the 46-year-old said in a statement https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2019/08/02/claude-makelele-returns-to-chelsea-in-a-new-coaching-role.
"I want to use all my experience to help them become professionals in every aspect and I am looking forward to getting started."
Makelele, who also had success with Real Madrid where he won two La Liga titles and the Champions League, will be tasked with tracking the performances of the academy players at Chelsea.