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Andy Myers leaves Chelsea for Vitesse Arnhem coaching role


Andy Myers has left the backroom staff at Chelsea to join Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem where he becomes a member of their first XI coaching team.

The 42-year-old, who made more than 100 first team appearances for the Blues, has enjoyed eight years working as a Chelsea Academy coach.

He will move to the Netherlands in time for Vitesse Arnhem's pre-season preparations.

And Myers told Chelsea's website: "I'm looking forward to joining the coaching staff of Vitesse.

Andy Myers during his playing days with Chelsea
Image: Andy Myers during his playing days with Chelsea

"I know Vitesse and their style of play and I hope to develop together with the staff."

Blues' technical director Michael Emenalo added: "'It is a wonderful opportunity for Andy and we wish him the best of luck.

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"He has done a fantastic job as an academy coach for the past eight years and now he is able to take the next step forward in his coaching career."

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Myers, a former defender at Stamford Bridge, will be replaced as Chelsea's under-21s assistant by Ian Howell.

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