Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has been given a role with the club’s developmental team after being left out of Frank Lampard’s backroom, according to a report published by the London Evening Standard.
The likes of Jody Morris, Chris Jones, Joe Edwards, Eddie Newton and Hilario were all included in Lampard’s technical team with Cudicini missing the cut.
The Italian spent the past three years on the backroom team of the club’s first-team while the club was under the management of fellow Italians Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte. The Blues development squad has Andy Myers and Jon Harley working as head coach and assistant.
Cudicini will always be valuable to have at Stamford Bridge
Cudicini will always be a valuable asset at Stamford Bridge due to the sheer amount of time which he has spent at the club as a player and as a coach. Cudicini’s time at Chelsea started back in 2000 when he joined the club as a player from Castel di Sangro who hail from his homeland of Italy. He spent nine years at the club and went on to make 141 Premier League appearances for the team, winning two FA Cups and two League Cups along the way. He won ITV’s Golden Gloves Goalkeeper of the Year award in 2003 and was named as Chelsea Player of the year in 2002.
Cudicini’s current demotion from the technical team of the Blues first-side is not his first setback with the club. He was considered unlucky to have been demoted to second-choice goalkeeper of the Blues back in 2004 after Petr Cech arrived. Just like he overcame his past setbacks, it will not be surprising to see Cudicini fight his way back into being included in the technical team of the Blues first-team.