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Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has now been appointed as Chelsea’s loan player technical coach following Eddie Newton’s move to join Frank Lampard’s backroom staff.
Cudicini spent 10 years as a Chelsea player and made 216 appearances for the Blues between 1999 and 2009, keeping 101 clean sheets.
After his playing career, Cudicini returned to Chelsea in 2015 as club ambassador and was part of Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri’s coaching staff.
Speaking of his appointment, Cudicini said: “I’m really looking forward to this new challenge in my coaching career.
“The loan programme is an important part of our development pathway for young players at the club and this is an exciting opportunity to work with the next generation of talented players.”
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia added: “We are delighted Carlo has agreed to take over from Eddie Newton in this key role in our development programme. Carlo has years of experience from a playing career spanning Italian, English and US football, and has followed that by making a successful transition into coaching.
“His knowledge of the game and mentoring will be an important asset in the continued development of our young players.”
Carlo Cudicini will now work in this department alongside old hands Paulo Ferreira, Christophe Lollichon, and possibly Tore Andre Flo in the loanee department.