Henk Ten Cate has agreed terms with Chelsea to become Avram Grant’s new assistant, according to the Ajax manager’s agent.
“It’s true, we have an agreement with Chelsea,” Sigi Lens told The Sun.
“It’s an opportunity for him, a challenge for him to work with a big team and work with Avram Grant to build a new team.
“Chelsea have spoken to Henk about the matter. There was a conversation and both the manager (Grant) and Henk are on the same wavelength.
“They invited Henk to a meeting to talk about technical matters and ask how he sees things and how he wants to play and that was good.”
Lens believes Ten Cate would be the ideal person to help develop Chelsea’s tactical awareness.
“You can see how he plays the game tactically,” said the Dutchman’s representative.
“Look at Ajax last year. The season before they finished fifth and with Henk they were joint top and only just lost out on the title by one goal.”