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04th-Aug-2019

Makelele joins Chelsea as mentor to young stars

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Former Chelsea star Claude Makelele has returned to the Premier League club to work as a technical mentor to young players.
Makelele is working with Chelsea for the first time in 11 years after the former France midfielder had coaching roles at Paris Saint-Germain, Bastia, Swansea and Belgium's Eupen since his retirement in 2011.
Makelele made 217 Chelsea appearances and won two league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups during his five-year spell with the club.
"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," Makelele said.
"I want to use all my experience to help them become professionals in every aspect and I am looking forward to getting started."
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is confident Makelele will make a big impact, saying: "We are very pleased to welcome Claude back to Chelsea, where he made such an impact during five excellent years as a player.