Development and Academy

Paulo Ferreira
Loan Player Technical Coach. Portuguese international Paulo made 217 appearances in the Chelsea first team over a nine-year period, collecting 11 major honours in the process. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside working with our loan players and is also a Club Ambassador.


Tore Andre Flo
Loan Player Technical Coach and Club Ambassador. Another former Chelsea player who played over 100 games during a very successful three-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Flo won the Cup Winners' Cup, the League Cup, the Super Cup and the FA Cup, also playing a pivotal role in our memorable run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 1999/00. He is currently studying for his coaching badges and has also worked in the Academy.

Andy Myers
Development squad assistant coach. Defender Myers made his Chelsea debut as a 17-year-old and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Blues over eight years. He returned to the club in an Academy coaching capacity following retirement and spent the 2016/17 season working as part of the first team coaching staff at Vitesse Arnhem.

Mark Beeney
Development squad goalkeeper coach and head of Academy goalkeeping. Formerly a goalkeeper with Leeds United.

Ed Brand
Under-18s assistant coach. A former FA Youth Cup captain for the Blues, Brand has spent the past nine years coaching in the Academy.

Jon Harley
Under-16s coach. Harley started his professional career at Chelsea having come through our youth system. Played over 40 times for the club and picked up an FA Cup Winners' medal in 2000. 

James Simmonds
Under-15s coach. A former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international, Simmonds played for our youth and reserve teams before returning as a coach.