Neil Bath - Academy manager

Neil joined the Chelsea schoolboys coaching staff part-time in 1993 and has worked his way up.

In 2002 he was appointed assistant academy director with a responsibility for the Under 8-16 age group and in the summer of 2004, he took charge of the Academy.

A Chelsea supporter, he was the prominent figure in Sky One's Football Icon talent search, run in conjunction with the club.

It was under his leadership that the Academy won the 2010 FA Youth Cup, our first success in the tournament since 1961.