Steve Holland is staying at Chelsea as one of manager Rafa Benitez's assistants.

The Daily Mail says Benitez has retained the services of assistant manager Holland after he returned following an operation on his face.

Holland has been wearing a plaster over his nose and has had a black eye but it is understood he underwent a tricky surgical procedure before Chelsea's loss at West Bromwich Albion on November 17.

Although Benitez has appointed his own backroom staff, he has been impressed with the former Crewe manager's input.