Maresca appointed U23s boss by Manchester City

Maresca was assistant to Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham

Maresca was assistant to Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham

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FORMER West Ham assistant Enzo Maresca has been appointed Under-23s boss at Manchester City.

The Italian replaces Paul Harsley, who was released at the end of his two-year contract in June. As TGG reported in July, Danny Walker will be U23s assistant, having been promoted from U15/16s lead.

Maresca, 40, played for the likes of Juventus, Fiorentina and Sevilla during a high-profile career spanning almost two decades. The midfielder also played for West Brom between 1998 and 2000.

The former Italy U21 international began his coaching career in 2017 with Ascoli before joining the backroom staff at Sevilla. In 2018 and 2019 he was assistant to Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham and gained a strong reputation at the club.

Meanwhile, as TGG revealed last month, Spaniard Carlos Vicens will take charge of City’s U18s this season following Gareth Taylor’s appointment as manager of City’s Women.

Vicens joined City in 2017 from Majorcan club CD Llosetense, where he was assistant manager and Academy Director. He assisted Taylor with the U18s for the last two seasons, helping them lift the 2019/20 U18 national title and 2019 and 2020 U18 Premier League Cup.

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