The troubles at Chelsea both on and off the pitch have continued with club legend Claude Makelele leaving his role as technical mentor.
The former midfielder took up the role in August 2019 after his former team-mate Frank Lampard was appointed manager for the first time at Stamford Bridge.
But he has now left the Blues after he mutually agreed to terminate his contract, reports journalist Gianluca DiMarzio.
The 50-year-old played in the Legends of Europe match at Stamford Bridge earlier this month in memory of the late Gianluca Vialli.
The Blues were victorious on the night winning 4-0.
Makelele made 217 appearances for Chelsea and won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup, and the League Cup on two occasions.
On the club's official website, it stated that Makelele returned to the club in August 2019 as a technical mentor to our young players.
He was based largely at our Cobham training ground, working closely with individual Academy players, tracking technical performances in both training and matches as they reach a critical point in their professional development.
He also worked with Chelsea players out on loan, visiting them at their clubs and providing regular match feedback.
Chelsea's 1-0 home defeat against Aston Villa on Sunday left them languishing in 14th in the Premier League table with just five points and after suffering three defeats in their opening six games.
And during his post-match address to his players, Mauricio Pochettino stressed that a collective effort will be required from all involved to turn things around and get Chelsea out of their current rut and is understood to have backed his players, insisting they have what it takes to reverse the club's fortunes and bring an end to their difficult start toRead on m.allfootballapp.com