Chelsea Set To Appoint Former Player Claude Makelele
Claude Makelele

Former Chelsea star, Claude Makelele is set to return to the club as part of a huge revamp at Stamford Bridge this summer.

Concise News reported that Frank Lampard has already been lined up to become the new head coach, while Petr Cech is expected to take on a role akin to the technical director position Michael Emenalo vacated in November 2017.

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The Blues also have a number of other ex-players on the staff including Joe Cole, Tore Andre Flo, Paulo Ferreira, Eddie Newton and Carlo Cudicini.

But Makelele, who played for the club between 2003-8, is believed to have been convinced to join them.

The 46-year-old left his job as manager of Belgian side KAS Eupen at the weekend and Standard Sport understands he is being lined up to work with the loan players at Chelsea.

Makelele has vast experience from a playing career that saw him star for Real Madrid and France, while he was on the coaching staff at Paris Saint-Germain and Swansea too.

He won five major trophies during his time at Chelsea, including their first two Premier League titles under Jose Mourinho in 2005 and 2006.