Steve Holland - Assistant first team coach
Steve was appointed as reserve team manager in August 2009, following five months spent as Stoke City's Academy director.
The then 39-year-old joined us with a wealth of experience in player development, responsible for bringing through a number of household names during nearly 17 years with Crewe Alexandra - Danny Murphy, Seth Johnson and Dean Ashton among them.
During that time at Gresty Road, which began in 1992, Holland worked under former Chelsea coach Dario Gradi, first as a youth coach and then Academy director before taking charge of first team duties at the beginning of the 2007/08 season.
He left Crewe in late 2008 before taking the Stoke role in April 2009, arriving at Chelsea with a management and training style suitable to what the club is trying to promote.
As a player, Steve was on the books at Derby County and then Bury, but injury prevented a successful career and so he turned to coaching.