By Harry Sykes

Chelsea assistant manager Steve Holland will quit the club at the end of the season, according to a report.

Sky Sports claimed on its Twitter account that Holland will continue in his dual role as the No2 for both the Premier League club and England for the remainder of the campaign.

But the broadcaster said Holland will sever his ties with Chelsea and link up permanently with England from the start of next season.

Holland, 46, is very highly rated at Chelsea and will stay on to assist manager Antonio Conte for the rest of a campaign in which the club are expected to challenge strongly for the title.

Gareth Southgate was appointed the new England manager on Wednesday after signing a four-year contract.

Holland worked closely with Southgate in the England Under-21 set-up and then assisted the former Middlesbrough boss during his four-match spell in interim charge of the national team.

Chelsea are top of the Premier League after 13 matches following a run of seven consecutive victories.

It has lifted the London club one point above Liverpool, who have also been transformed by a new manager after a 2015-16 league campaign that failed to reach expectations.

In other Chelsea transfer news, the bad blood increases between Tottenham and Chelsea after midfielder transfer blocked.