Mick McGiven - Senior opposition scout

At the start of the 2005/6 season, Mick McGiven moved up to work with the first team squad after 10 years in charge of the reserves. 

His first Chelsea job was in 1990 - nine months looking after the youth team having previously coached West Ham's first team. 

He moved on to coach and then manage Ipswich before returning to Chelsea and his long spell of service with our second string.

As a player, Newcastle-born Mick played with Sunderland and West Ham, the latter signing him to replace England's World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, but his career was cut short by injury.

As a Chelsea coach, he played his part in developing club captain John Terry, as well as many other youngsters who grew into first team players throughout the divisions.

He now brings his vast knowledge and experience to studying players and teams Chelsea are to face.