Wilkins helped Chelsea win the FA Cup and Charity
Shield in 2000 with Vialli
Ray Wilkins has been appointed Chelsea's assistant first-team coach following Steve Clarke's move to West Ham United.
The 52-year-old returns to Stamford Bridge where he played for six years from 1973 and also coached with Gianluca Vialli between 1998 and 2000.
Wilkins began his career with Chelsea, making 198 appearances and being made captain at the age of 18.
The former England player will assist Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.
The appointment marks Wilkins's return to the game after losing his coaching position with the England Under-21s last year following Peter Taylor's departure and Stuart Pearce's subsequent appointment as head coach.
"Football now is almost like a closed shop so anyone who is out of the game is finding it nearly impossible to get back in, me included," Wilkins said, adding that he was "thrilled" to back at Chelsea.
"I will probably be helping Felipe more with background work, preparing team talks... preparing those on set-pieces, how the opposition play," he said.
"The team are with freedom but have still been so solid at the back defensively, and that has been so impressive."
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