Breaking reports: Chelsea agree deal to let star man leave at end of season

CHELSEA coach Steve Holland has agreed a deal to become part of Gareth Southgate’s England regime.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, which says Southgate wants to make the 46-year-old his No.2 when he is confirmed as England manager this week.

The FA and Chelsea are thought to have agreed a deal allowing Holland to join the England setup.

The two parties were reportedly far from an agreement, with Chelsea wanting Antonio Conte’s assistant to split his time between the two roles to not disrupt their season.

But Southgate wants Holland to join his staff on a full-time basis.

A compromise is thought to have been reached between Chelsea and the FA, with Holland remaining in both jobs before taking up a full-time position with England at the end of the season.

Southgate and Holland already have a close relationship after working together with the under-21s.

Conte’s assistant joined Chelsea in 2009 as reserve team manager and has worked under Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink.

He was promoted to the senior setup by Villas-Boas in 2011.

Before moving to Stamford Bridge, Holland held coaching positions at Crewe and Stoke.

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  • We will miss him , he has been there for us in hard times. It’s his chance and have to take it. Best of luck Steve. Hopefully by end of season Mr Conte will be perfect in his English. This may be the chance to bring Lampard to the team and learn just like Real Madrid did with Zizou

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