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Chelsea ‘expect to’ keep and reassign Cudicini after coaching staff shuffle — report

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Not part of Lampard’s coaching staff

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Chelsea Legends starting goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini served as assistant TO the head coach for the past three years, to both Antonio Conte and Maurizio Sarri, but as expected, he has not been retained in those duties by new head coach Frank Lampard. While Cudicini was often involved on the training ground as well, his role appeared to involve other function as well, such as helping both Italian head coaches adjust to life at the club.

Lampard’s decision has now been confirmed by the fact that Carlo was not part of the traveling staff to training camp over in Dublin, but according to the Telegraph, Chelsea still expect to retain his services.

Before being elevated to the backroom staff by Conte, Cudicini had served as club ambassador for a year, and Chelsea are hoping (and “expecting”) he’ll agree to return to that position. Unlike Sarri assistant Gianfranco Zola, who left at the end of June, Cudicini has a long-term contract with the club, which makes this reassignment possible, if he agrees.

Carlo spent a decade at Chelsea as a goalkeeper (1999-2009) and has been back with the club since 2015, after retiring from playing at the end of 2014. Hopefully he agrees to stay on in the new role and we can keep adding all the True Blue legends in every function.