Development and Academy

Paulo Ferreira
Loan Player Technical Coach. Portuguese international Paulo made 217 appearances in the Chelsea first team over a nine-year period, collecting 11 major honours in the process. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside working with our loan players and is also a club ambassador.

Joe Edwards
Loan Player Technical Coach. Formerly an Academy player and coach who has worked with most of the younger age groups since joining in 2004. Edwards won back-to-back FA Youth Cup titles in his two seasons as Under-18s manager. He is currently studying for his Pro License coaching qualification alongside working with our loan players.

Mark Beeney
Under-21s goalkeeper coach and head of Academy goalkeeping. Formerly a goalkeeper with Leeds.

Frank O'Brien
Under-16s coach.

James Simmonds
Under-15s coach. A former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international, Simmonds played for our youth and reserve teams before returning as a coach.

Jon Harley
Assistant coach with the Under-16s and Under-15s. Harley started his professional career at Chelsea having come through our youth system. Played over 40 times for the club and picked up an FA Cup Winners' medal in 2000. 

Tore Andre Flo
Academy coach with the Under-14s and another former Chelsea player who played over 100 games during a very successful three-year spell at Stamford Bridge. Flo won the Cup Winners' Cup, the League Cup, the Super Cup and the FA Cup, also playing a pivotal role in our memorable run to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in 1999/00. He is currently studying for his coaching badges alongside his work in the Academy and is also a club ambassador.