Neil Bath - Head of youth development

Neil Bath 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 groups and in the summer of 2004, he became Academy manager. 

In 2011 his role was further extended to oversee the Reserves/Under-21 set-up as head of youth development.  

A Chelsea supporter, it was under his leadership that the Academy won the 2010 FA Youth Cup, our first success in the tournament since 1961, which has been followed up with further success in that competition in 2012 and 2014, plus the Under-21 side being crowned Under-21 Premier League champions for 2013/14.