Steve Clarke is staying with Chelsea after crunch talks yesterday.
Clarke, No 2 under Jose Mourinho, had been unsettled by Blues' change of management.
But new boss Avram Grant made it clear to owner Roman Abramovich that Clarke is a key part of his coaching set-up and the former Blues defender was asked to meet the club's hierarchy to clear the air.
Clarke, 44, was told his in- depth knowledge of British football was essential in the new set-up.
In addition, he has been assured Dutchman Ten Cate is not ranked above him and they have equal standing as Grant's assistants.