WILKINS IS NEW CHELSEA COACH

Chelsea badgeRay Wilkins has been appointed as first team coach by Chelsea, replacing Steve Clarke who’s moved across London to join West Ham United.

Wilkins’ first game in his new post will be against Manchester United this coming weekend.

The former England international started his career at Stamford Bridge in 1973 and he went on to make 198 appearances. He returned to the club as coach to Gianluca Vialli between 1998 and 2000.



As well as Chelsea, Wilkins also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris St. Germain, Rangers and Queens Park Rangers.

Wilkins first managerial post was at QPR in 1994 and he also had one season in charge at Fulham in 1997.

Following his first spell on the Chelsea coaching staff, he worked again with Vialli at Watford in 2001 and was then Dennis Wise’s assistant at Millwall when they reached the FA Cup final.



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