Maresca brings six staff from Leicester to Chelsea

Enzo Maresca: Five-year contract with club option of a further year

Enzo Maresca: Five-year contract with club option of a further year

Enzo Maresca has taken six staff with him from Leicester City to Chelsea, while Set Piece Coach Bernardo Cueva has also joined the club from Brentford.

The 44-year-old Italian was yesterday confirmed as the Blues new Head Coach, succeeding Mauricio Pochettino. He will begin his new role on July 1st on a five-year contract, with a club option of a further year.

Six staff have come with him from Leicester, fresh from winning the Championship:

  • Roberto Vitiello (Assistant): Played alongside Maresca at Palmero from 2014 and 2016 during a career that took in 490 senior appearances. After retiring in 2020, started coaching at Fiorentina, before assisting Maresca at Parma. Duo were dismissed after just 14 games in charge. Then joined him at Leicester in 2023/24 and now Chelsea.
  • Willy Caballero (Assistant): Won Champions League, Europa League & FA Cup with Chelsea and the League Cup with Manchester City. Was a team-mate of Maresca's at Malaga in Spain. Played for Southampton for 18 months before joining Leicester in July 2023 and then returned to Chelsea in June 2024.
  • Danny Walker (First Team Coach): Maresca's assistant with Manchester City's U23s. Became Peterborough United's Senior Professional Development Phase Lead Coach in 2022/23, after Maresca had gone to Parma, and then reunited with him at Leicester.
  • Michele De Bernardin (Goalkeeper Coach): Coached with both the Academy and first team during four years at Parma, where he worked with Maresca. Was Goalkeeper Coach and First Team Coach with Sampdoria in 2022/23 before joining up with Maresca again at Leicester and then Chelsea.
  • Marcos Alvarez (Fitness Coach): First worked with Maresca at Parma and then went with him to Leicester and now Chelsea. Had previously worked at Tottenham under Juande Ramos, as well as at Sevilla, CSKA Moscow, Real Betis and SPAL in Italy's Serie B.
  • Javier Molina Caballero (Analyst): Brought to Leicester by Maresca, with whom he had worked at Parma, and then part of the team that followed to Chelsea. Has also worked at a number of Spanish clubs, including Atletico Madrid.

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In addition, Cueva has officially joined the club from Brentford as Set Piece Coach. The Mexican had the title of Strategic Analysis Manager with the Bees, although analysing and coaching set pieces represented a significant part of his work. Prior to that he worked for Club Deportivo Guadalajara in his native Mexico.

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