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Chelsea coach Holland delighted with promotion

Chelsea coach Steve Holland is delighted with his promotion.

The former reserves chief has been promoted to assistant first team coach under new manager Andre Villas-Boas.

It has been a whirlwind seven days for Holland, as he explained to the official Chelsea website.

"It has been as strange week," he said. "This time last week I was in Spain with my family and Andre called me, asking whether I would like to be involved with the first team staff for next season.

"Half a second later I said yes and was on the way home. I spent most of last weekend in a hotel with Andre going through his philosophy and his ideas.

"Looking forwards it's something I'm very proud to have been asked to do and I'm excited and looking forward to helping Andre and supporting the team.

"If I'm honest that is also balanced with an element of sadness. At any football club when there is change and staff members go, especially if you've had a good relationship, it is sad to see people go, so all things considered it has been a really strange week."

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