Reading Football Club have announced the appointment of Paul Clement as first team manager at Madejski Stadium.
In a statement the club said they were 'delighted' to secure a deal with Clement.
Clement's footballing career has seen him win the Premier League, lift the FA Cup twice and the Community Shield during an assistant managerial spell at Stamford Bridge.
His career has also spanned across Europe, with stints at Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.
He replaces former Manchester United and Holland defender Stam Jaap, who was sacked by the club earlier in the week.
Reading are currently 20th in the table, only three points above the relegation zone with eight matches remaining, having won just one of their last 18 league matches.