October 11, 2007 / 4:15 PM / 11 years ago

FACTBOX - Henk ten Cate factbox

(Reuters) - Factbox on Henk ten Cate, who moved to Chelsea on Thursday as assistant first team coach.

Born: December 9 1954, in Amsterdam.

* Started his professional career late, as a right winger at Go Ahead Eagles in Deventer in 1979, where he played for six seasons. He ended his career with Heracles Almelo in 1986. In 1980, he played 21 matches in Canada for the Edmonton Drillers.

*Began his coaching career in 1988 as assistant at Go Ahead Eagles. After seven years with second division teams, he joined first division Sparta Rotterdam in January 1995. In his first full season, he took the team to the Cup final with attack-minded football, although they lost 5-2 to PSV Eindhoven.

*After two years in Rotterdam Ten Cate moved to ambitious Vitesse Arnhem and they finished third in the first division in 1998, their best performance.

*After spells in Germany at KFC Uerdingen and Hungary at MTK Budapest, cup winners in 2000, he joined NAC Breda in 2000 and finished fourth in 2003 including qualification for the UEFA Cup. He then accepted the offer to become Frank Rijkaard’s assistant at Barcelona.

*With Barcelona he won the Primera Liga in 2005 and 2006 and the Champions League in 2006 beating Arsenal 2-1 in the final.

*In 2006 Ten Cate signed a two-year deal as head coach of Ajax Amsterdam where he won the super cup and Dutch cup in his first year. Ajax failed to win the title after finishing one short on goal difference.

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