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Ajax boss Ten Cate wants Chelsea role defined

Ajax coach Henk ten Cate wants his role better defined before he agrees to join Chelsea.

The Independent says he had originally expected to be in charge of training sessions and tactics but it is Chelsea's intention that Avram Grant dictate the tactics - as well as his own ideas and philosophy - to his new assistant to implement at the training ground.

Grant's policy will be to give Ten Cate a degree of independence when it comes to taking training sessions but the experienced Dutchman will not be given anything like full control of the club's playing side and team selection will be the Israeli's job. When those conditions are framed in a contract that can be agreed by both sides, Chelsea expect to reach a final agreement on compensation with Ajax.

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