Boudewijn Zenden has rejoined Chelsea as the club's assistant manager to new interim coach Rafael Benítez.

The Dutchman, who spent three years with the Blues after moving from Barcelona in 2001, played under the Spaniard for two years at Liverpool.

A £7.5m Claudio Ranieri buy 11 years ago, the former Holland international scored just four times for the Blues.

He replaces Eddie Newton, who has vacated the role along with the sacked Roberto di Matteo.

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  • Football Chelsea v Zenden

    THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE. Chelsea new signing Boudewijn Zenden from Barcelona for 7.5million on a four-year contract, tries on a team strip at Stamford Bridge.

  • Tottenham Hotspurs v Chelsea

    Tottenham's Teddy Sheringham and Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden, on collision course as they head for the ball during their Worthington Cup semi-final, 2nd leg match at Tottenham's, White Hart Lane ground. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • Chelsea v Bolton

    THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE OF PREMIERSHIP MATERIAL UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE. Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden is congratulated by team-mate Mario Melchiot (right) during today's FA Barclaycard Premiershp clash between Chelsea v Bolton, at Stamford Bridge West London. Final score Chelsea 5-1.

  • Chelsea v Leicester

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden collides with Leicester City's Dennis Wise (front) during the FA Barclaycard Premiership game at Stamford Bridge, London. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE OF PREMIERSHIP MATERIAL UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE

  • Football Fulham V Chelsea

    Fulham's Bjarne Goldbaek (R) in action against Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden during the Barclaycard Premiership match between Fulham and Chelsea at Craven Cottage, Fulham. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • Chelsea V Levski Sofia/ Boudewijn Zenden

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden holds his throat after a clash during the UEFA Cup, first round, first leg game between Chelsea and Levski Sofia at Stamford Bridge, London. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • Chelsea v Levski Sofia

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden (front) battles for the ball against Levski Sofia's Stanimir Stoilov during the UEFA Cup, first round, first leg game between Chelsea and Levski Sofia at Stamford Bridge, London. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • Charlton v Chelsea - Zenden and Zola

    Charlton Athletic's goalkeeper Dean Kiely is beaten by Chelsea's Gianfranco Zola (right) as Boudewijn Zenden collects the ball and shakes hands with Emmanuel Petit, watched by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (far left), during their FA Barclaycard Premiership match at Charlton's The Valley ground in London. THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • Charlton v chelsea - Carlton Cole

    Chelsea's Carlton Cole celebrates with Boudewijn Zenden after scoring a goal against Charlton Athletic, during their FA Barclaycard Premiership match at Charlton's The Valley ground in London. (Final score Charlton 2 Chelsea 3) THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE.

  • Soccer - AXA FA Cup Final - Arsenal v Chelsea

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden stretches out at pitchside

  • Soccer - AXA FA Cup - Third Round Replay - Chelsea v Norwich City

    Boudewijn Zenden, Chelsea

  • Soccer - AXA FA Cup - Quarter Final - Arsenal v Chelsea

    Arsenal's Ray Parlour (r) slides in to tackle Chelsea's Boudewija Zenden (l)

  • Soccer - FA Barclaycard Premiership - Middlesbrough v Chelsea

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden celebrates with team mates Mario Melchiot (r) Emmanuel Petit (l) and Gianfranco Zola (l) after scoring the second goal against Middlesbrough

  • Soccer - FA Barclaycard Premiership - Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden

  • Soccer - FA Barclaycard Premiership - Derby County v Chelsea

    Chelsea's Boudewijin Zenden applauds the fans after the game

  • Soccer - FA Barclaycard Premiership - Chelsea v Newcastle United

    Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden is taunted by Newcastle United fans as he walks near the touchline

  • Football Chelsea v Zenden

    THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE. Chelsea new signing Boudewijn Zenden, signed from Barcelona for 7.5million on a four-year contract, is introduced to the media at Stamford Bridge.

  • Football Chelsea V N'castle

    THIS PICTURE CAN ONLY BE USED WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF AN EDITORIAL FEATURE. NO WEBSITE/INTERNET USE OF PREMIERSHIP MATERIAL UNLESS SITE IS REGISTERED WITH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PREMIER LEAGUE. Chelsea's Boudewijn Zenden (right) scores the first goal against Newcastle United during the FA Barclaycard Premiership game at Stamford Bridge, London.