Slight adjustment to Frank Lampard’s coaching crew

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There has been a slight adjustment to Frank Lampard’s coaching setup as Eddie Newton will drop from his role as Frank Lampard’s assistant first-team coach to continue work with Chelsea’s loan group and join the club’s scouting staff.

According to Goal, the 48-year-old will operate in many areas of the club simultaneously, with Lampard continuing to work with a core coaching staff group of Jody Morris, Chris Jones and Joe Edwards.

Newton does not sit on the bench during matches at Stamford Bridge and will move back into the club’s academy structure where he previously worked as a senior loan coach, though his old role has already been filled by Blues legends Claude Makelele and Carlo Cudicini.

Newton’s new role is basically scouting, as he’d help the club provide feedback to a loan group that has been cut from 38 players to 26 this season.

Newton himself is a Chelsea through and through, having joined the club as a 13-year-old and went on to make 214 appearances for the Blues.

The former Chelsea winger returned to the club back in 2012 to serve as an assistant manager to Roberto Di Matteo.

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