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Carlo Cudicini might join Antonio Conte's staff at Chelsea - report

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According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Chelsea want former goalkeeper and club ambassador Carlo Cudicini to join Antonio Conte's technical staff next season. Di Marzio reports that the move already has the approval of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

The now-retired Cudicini arrived at Chelsea in 1999 on a loan deal from Castel di Sangro, and joined the club permanently the following year. He accumulated 216 appearances and 101 clean sheets for Chelsea during a 10-year spell at the club, being our first-choice keeper from 2000 to 2004 until Petr Cech's arrival from Rennes. Carlo then moved on a free transfer to Tottenham Hotspur, and ended his playing career at Los Angeles Galaxy in 2013.

Although Di Marzio's report doesn't mention which function Cudicini would fulfill within our coaching staff, it's quite likely that he would be a goalkeeper coach, perhaps helping to smooth the supposedly rocky relationship between Thibaut Courtois and Christophe Lollichon.