Chelsea coach Eddie Newton agrees deal to become Trabzonspor assistant manager

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has lost a Champions League winner from his backroom staff as Eddie Newton has agreed to join Trabzonspor as assistant manager. He played his part beside Roberto Di Matteo when Chelsea emerged victoriously in the UEFA Champions League in 2012. He was also Guus Hiddink’s assistant.

Newton now leaves his role at Stamford Bridge to reunite with the likes of John Obi Mikel and Daniel Sturridge and play his role as an assistant to Huseyin Cimsir.

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Eddie Newton was a product of the Chelsea youth setup and was the loan player technical coach at Stamford Bridge between 2016 and 2019, checking in with the likes of Andreas Christensen, Tammy Abraham, and Reece James as they developed away from West London.

Newton also played as a midfielder for Chelsea from 1992 to 1999 alongside the likes of Ruud Gullit and Gianfranco Zola. The Englishman was also on the scoresheet at Wembley when the Blues beat Middlesbrough in the FA Cup final in 1997, for which he is fondly remembered.

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