Ed Brand

Under-18s Head Coach

A former Chelsea youth team defender who captained the Blues in the FA Youth Cup, Ed Brand was appointed Under-18s head coach in the summer of 2019.

Brand rejoined the Academy in a coaching capacity in 2008, working with a number of the younger age groups before stepping up to assist Jody Morris with the Under-18s in 2016. During his two seasons at that level, the young Blues won every competition they were involved in.

He stepped up to assist Joe Edwards with our development squad in 2018/19 and helped guide the young Blues to the UEFA Youth League final for a second successive season, before becoming our 23rd youth team boss in July 2019.