EDDIE NEWTON RETURNS
Posted on: Mon 05 Mar 2012
Chelsea Football Club is pleased to welcome back Eddie Newton, who will join Roberto Di Matteo's backroom staff as support until the end of the season.
Steve Holland will remain as assistant first team coach and Christophe Lollichon as goalkeeping coach.
Chris Jones, who has been with the club since 2006, will step up to take the role of first team fitness coach.
Jose Mario Rocha, who previously held that position, and Daniel Sousa, head opposition scout, have both left the club. They joined with Andre Villas-Boas last June.
Newton joined Chelsea as a 13-year-old and came through the ranks to make 214 appearances for the club. His debut came in 1992 and he established himself in a star-studded midfield as we lifted the FA Cup in 1997, famously scoring the second goal in the Final against Middlesbrough after Di Matteo had opened the scoring after just 43 seconds.
Newton was also part of our League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup-winning sides in 1998 before leaving the club for Birmingham City a year later.
After his playing career ended prematurely due to injury, Eddie returned to the club with a role in our Academy, which included working with the Under 16 side as assistant coach.
He also supported Di Matteo at MK Dons and West Bromwich Albion.http://www.chelseafc.com/page/LatestNews/0,,10268~2634054,00.html