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Enzo Maresca is 100% the right man for Chelsea but he has one key issue to solve



Enzo Maresca is 100% the right man for Chelsea but he has one key issue to solve

Chelsea seem to be getting closer to finalising their search for a new head coach with Leicester City’s Enzo Maresca now emerging as the No.1 candidate to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

Following the mutual agreement to part ways with the Argentine, internal discussions have been around who will be the next man in the dug-out at Stamford Bridge. Kieran McKenna, Roberto De Zerbi and Thomas Frank have all been mentioned but it seems as though Maresca will be appointed.

The Blues have held talks with the Italian and the Leicester boss is set to take over at Stamford Bridge, understands. Maresca is said to be 100 per cent keen on the move to west London after enjoying a first full season in management at Leicester.

After taking over the club on the back of their disappointing relegation from the Premier League, the 44-year-old won 36 of his 53 games and led the Foxes to the Championship title. But this wasn’t your standard instant return from the second flight, Maresca dragged the club back to the promised land in a way the country had never seen before.

When he was appointed last summer, interest immediately grew. A coach who had just worked with Pep Guardiola in Manchester City’s treble-winning season, the thought of seeing a tika-taka style of play in the Championship seemed bewildering.

In Leicester’s second pre-season fixture at Northampton Town, fans were treated to an early sign of what to expect. They won 1-0 thanks to Kieran Dewsbury-Hall’s first-half goal but the system was what everyone took notice of.

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