Wilkins delighted with Chelsea return

Ray Wilkins is delighted with his return to Chelsea. Wilkins joins Luiz Felipe Scolari's coaching team and told chelseafc.com: "Yes, I have gone full circle once again - but I am absolutely delighted. I have been out of football a long time. My last outing was with Dennis [Wise] a couple of years ago [at Millwall] and it is very pleasant to be back. "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.

Ray Wilkins is delighted with his return to Chelsea.

Wilkins joins Luiz Felipe Scolari's coaching team and told chelseafc.com: "Yes, I have gone full circle once again - but I am absolutely delighted. I have been out of football a long time. My last outing was with Dennis [Wise] a couple of years ago [at Millwall] and it is very pleasant to be back.

"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.

"So I was thrilled when Peter [Kenyon] phoned me up and said can I come and meet with him. He asked if I can help Felipe out which is an absolute pleasure. It didn't take too many minutes to make the decision."

On this season's Chelsea, Wilkins added: "They are playing with a freedom but have still been so solid at the back defensively, that has been so impressive. Plus there is the artistry of Deco who has been Zola-esque with some of his passing and creativity. That has been a highlight for me.

"Frank (Lampard) has been scoring goals again and it is just as important to re-sign players you've got in your club as bring in new players. Several top players have signed a new contract which is important for the club."

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