Chelsea announce Enzo Maresca as Pochettino's replacement

New Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca || Image credit: Imago

OFFICIAL: Chelsea announce Enzo Maresca as Pochettino's replacement

Faruq Ibrahim 15:35 - 03.06.2024

Chelsea now have a new manager, as they officially announced today that Enzo Maresca will take over from Mauricio Pochettino.

Premier League giants Chelsea have officially announced the acquisition of Enzo Maresca from Leicester City to become their next manager.

Chelsea mutually parted ways with Mauricio Pochettino following the end of the season and immediately went in search of a replacement. They were linked to several targets before eventually settling for Pep Guardiola's former assistant, who recently led Leicester City back to the Premier League, Enzo Maresca.

The two-time Champions League winners announced today via their official channels that Enzo Maresca will become Chelsea’s new manager effective July 1st 2024. 

He was signed to a five-year contract, with an option to extend for an additional year, meaning he is expected to be in charge until at least 2029. 

Club statement 

Chelsea’s co-sporting directors, Paul Winstanley and Laurence Stewart, were excited about the acquisition and had this to say via the club’s website:

“We are delighted to welcome Enzo to Chelsea. He has proven himself to be an excellent coach capable of delivering impressive results with an exciting and identifiable style.”

“Enzo has deeply impressed us in our discussions leading up to his appointment. His ambitions and work ethic align with those of the club. We thoroughly look forward to working with him.”

Maresca himself was ecstatic following the appointment; he shared his delight and anticipation to work with his new team.

"To join Chelsea, one of the biggest clubs in the world is a dream for any coach. It is why I am so excited by this opportunity.

"I look forward to working with a very talented group of players and staff to develop a team that continues the club’s tradition of success and makes our fans proud.”