Chelsea’s former assistant manager and coach Eddie Newton has agreed to leave the club to take on the role of assistant at Turkish club Trabzonspor – say the Daily Mail.
 
Newton was number two to former manager Roberto di Matteo, with the team lifting the Champions League trophy after a penalty shootout victory over Bayern Munich, back in 2012.
 
The move will see the former Blues star leave his role as loan player technical coach to take centre-stage at Trabzonspor, working with former players Daniel Sturridge and John Obi Mikel.
 
Losing a staff member with such significant experience is bound to be a loss to Frank Lampard’s team, but Newton’s role has been diminished somewhat since those heady days in 2012, and with things going pretty well on the pitch this season, the move isn’t likely to put much of a downer on the mood in the camp.
 
However, as a player between 1992-1999 for Chelsea, winning the League Cup and FA Cup (both as a player and coach – again in 2012), as well as the ultimate prize in the Champions League, Newton will be fondly remembered as missed by fans.
 
CFCnet wish Eddie all the best on his Turkish adventure and hope to see him back at the Bridge in the near future.

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