Chelsea disclosed this on its official website saying that Makelele will be working closely with individual Academy players to ensure the tracking technical performances in both training and matches as they reach a critical point in their professional development.
Chelsea further disclosed that the 46-year-old will be at Cobham, working with players out on loan, visiting them at their clubs and providing regular match feedback.
Makelele told the club’s website;
“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. I want to use all my experience to help them become professionals in every aspect and I am looking forward to getting started.”
While the club director, Marina Granovskaia added;
“We are very pleased to welcome Claude back to Chelsea, where he made such an impact during five excellent years as a player. His long and successful career on the field, added to his winning mentality and experience as a coach in recent years, make him the ideal person to pass on his expertise to our talented youngsters. He will be a valuable asset to both our Academy and first-team coaching staff.”
I’m sure Chelsea fans will be glad to welcome back their legend, who followed the footsteps of Frank Lampard.