Chelsea FC – The Management Team
Chelsea FC Management Team 2018-19
Here we look at the Chelsea FC Management Team 2018-19. Who are the people responsible for managing the Chelsea FC squad? The Management team is made up of all types of management including developments, assistants, scouting etc. There are also a number of former Chelsea players who help run the club.
Following the departure of Antonio Conte, Maurizio Sarri has been given new staff and has brought along a few of his own men.
This is the Chelsea FC Management Team 2018-19
Maurizio Sarri – Head coach/ First team manager
Maurizio Sarri joined the Chelsea team after a successful stint with Napoli. He took the mid-tabled Napoli team to back-to-back top 2 finishes and produced a largely entertaining style of football known as Sarri-ball.
However, his Chelsea career is under threat as he has been unable to replicate his results and Chelsea could do away with their main man if results do not improve.
Gianfranco Zola- Assistant first team coach
Luca Gotti- Assistant first team coach
Marco Ianni – second assistant coach
He is well-known for his aggressive interaction with Jose Mourinho in the the fiery 2-2 draw with Manchester United. He went off his dugout and celebrated rather provocatively in front of the former Chelsea boss which earned him a hefty fine.
Massimo Nenci – Goalkeeper Coach
Yet another coach brought in from Napoli, he is given credit for teaching Kepa how to play from the back.
Henrique Hilario-Assistant Goalkeeper coach
Henrique Hilario is a former Chelsea goalkeeper who joined the coaching staff at the end of his playing career.
The Portuguese keeper made 39 appearances for the club between 2006 and 2014.
Carlo Cudicini- Assistant to first team head coach and club ambassador
One of the most talented and popular goalkeepers in Blues history, Carlo Cudicini made 216 appearances during his 10 years at Stamford Bridge between 1999 and 2009. He is now assistant to Antonio Conte and acts as a club ambassador. Cudicini also helps with communication between the coaching staff and players.
Paolo Bertelli – First team fitness coach
Paolo Bertelli is a fitness expert who worked with Antonio Conte in the Italy national set-up and at Juventus has stayed back at the club and now works with Sarri.
Davide Ranzato – Assistant fitness coach
Brought in with Sarri, he worked at Napoli for only an year before.
Davide Losi – Assistant fitness coach
He had two year of close working experience with Bertelli at Napoli and now has joined him at Chelsea.
Giani Pichhioni – Scout
Born in 1964, Gianni Picchioni worked in Maurizio Sarri’s scouting team at Napoli before joining him at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2018.
Paco Biosca – Medical Director
Doctor Paco Biosca joined Chelsea as medical director in July 2011 having worked in a similar position at Shakhtar Donetsk for the previous six years.
A Spaniard, he worked for 25 years as head of medical services in his homeland at Lleida, a Catalan club, and is a former president of the European Federation of Orthopedics and Sports Trauma and a former president of the Spanish Society of Football Team Doctors.
He is also president of the Iberia Biomechanical Society, founder and subsequent president of the Spanish Society for Sports Trauma and currently a member of the society’s senate.
Scott Mclachlan – Head of international scouting
Scott McLachlan joined Chelsea in 2011 having previously worked at Fulham, as a technical scout, and Southampton, where he was head of performance analysis.
Neil Bath – Head of Youth Development
Neil Bath joined the Chelsea schoolboys coaching staff part-time in 1993 and has worked his way up to the top of the Academy structure.
Joe Edwards – Development squad manager
Formerly the Under-18s coach, Joe Edwards took charge of the development squad in the summer of 2017.