Enzo Maresca Joins Chelsea as Head Coach

Enzo Maresca, aged 44, has been appointed as the new head coach of Chelsea on a five-year contract, starting from July 1. The Italian coach leaves Leicester City after just one season in charge, where he led the Midlands club to the Championship title with an impressive 97 points. This new opportunity at Chelsea comes after being a part of Pep Guardiola’s backroom staff at Manchester City during their treble-winning campaign in 2022-23.

Maresca has expressed his excitement at joining Chelsea, stating, “To join Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world, is a dream for any coach.” He looks forward to working with a talented group of players and staff to continue the club’s tradition of success and make the fans proud. Leicester City will receive around £10 million ($12.8m) in compensation for Maresca’s departure.

The Coaching Team

Maresca will be accompanied by a six-man coaching team, including former Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero, Danny Walker, Michele De Bernardin, Marcos Alvarez, Javi Molina, and Roberto Vitiello. Additionally, Ben Roberts will join as the head of global goalkeeping. The sporting directors at Chelsea are thrilled to have Maresca on board, impressed by his coaching abilities and vision for the team.

Following Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Chelsea, Maresca steps in as the new head coach. Pochettino and the club hierarchy had disagreements over the team’s direction after a mixed campaign where Chelsea finished sixth in the Premier League and reached the Carabao Cup Final. Manchester United’s FA Cup win over City saw Chelsea qualify for the Europa Conference League instead of the Europa League.

Excitement for the Future

Chelsea’s ownership group is thrilled to welcome Maresca to the club, expressing confidence in his abilities to fulfill their vision and competitive goals. Maresca’s experience as an assistant coach at clubs like Sevilla and West Ham, along with his playing career successes, including winning Serie A with Juventus and back-to-back UEFA Cup wins with Sevilla, make him a valuable addition to the coaching staff.

New Signing Alert

In other news, Chelsea is set to finalize the signing of defender Tosin Adarabioyo on a free transfer from Fulham. The 26-year-old, who started his career at Manchester City, made 20 Premier League appearances for Fulham last season. Despite interest from other clubs like Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham, Adarabioyo has chosen to join Chelsea.

With the addition of Enzo Maresca as the head coach and the impending signing of Tosin Adarabioyo, Chelsea is gearing up for a new era at Stamford Bridge. Fans are eagerly anticipating the upcoming season under Maresca’s leadership as the club aims to build on its successes and create a strong, competitive team for the future.


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