Chelsea appointing Enzo Maresca as next manager - here's why, according to transfer insider

Incoming Chelsea manager Enzo Maresca, the Leicester City manager, issues instructions during the pre season friendly match between Northampton Town and Leicester City at Sixfields on July 15, 2023 in Northampton, England
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Chelsea are excited about the style of play and outlook on football that Enzo Maresca has presented to them, believing the Leicester City boss is a manager they can build around for the long-term, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Maresca looks set to succeed Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea after emerging as their top candidate at interview phase, though there is still work to do on his contract and the compensation Leicester will receive in exchange for his services.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.