Ajax Amsterdam have reached agreement with Chelsea over coach Henk Ten Cate’s move to Stamford Bridge, the Dutch club have confirmed.
“Ajax have reached an agreement with Chelsea about their cooperation on the immediate transfer of Henk Ten Cate to Chelsea,” the statement read.
“Ajax does not expect that it (the move) will take long.
“After being approached by Chelsea, Henk ten Cate asked the Ajax management last week for permission to start negotiations with the Premier League side.
“After internal deliberations, Ajax granted permission.”
Ten Cate, who calimed last week that he wanted to stay with Ajax until the end of the season, has been linked with an assistant coach position at Chelsea.
Ten Cate is expected to join Chelsea as assistant to Avram Grant, who recently succeeded Jose Mourinho as manager of the Blues.
Ten Cate was formerly assistant to Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard before taking over at Ajax. He took over at Ajax at the start of last season and led the club to joint-top in his first campaign, with the club losing out on the title by goal difference.