Michael Emenalo has been appointed Chelsea's assistant first-team coach following the departure of Ray Wilkins last week.
Emenalo had been working as head opposition scout for the club since October 2007 but will now make the transition to coaching.
Chelsea confirmed the move in a statement on their official website: "Chelsea Football Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Emenalo to the position of Assistant First Team Coach. He moves up from his previous position of Head Opposition Scout.
"Michael has been an important part of the first team management structure since his arrival in October 2007, and his promotion to Assistant First Team Coach is recognition of his efforts to date.